Ok, so in the last 2 days I have applied for FAFSA for C and we have filled out her college application to the local community college. She is interested in Medical Transcription (although I worry that I kind of pushed her in that direction) which requires some anatomy and biology. She loves science and I know she can do the work. It's 43 credits and she gets a diploma. 43 credits is enough to get a bachelors degree, but the bachelors degree doesn't get her ready or trained for a job. Like a job job. A career.
Lord, help me, I can barely decide what to eat for breakfast or what shoes to wear - now I have to decide on a career path for my baby?
Do you guys hear those crickets?
The problem is this: who goes to class with her? I can't just drop her off or stick her on the city bus and tell her to have a great day. She needs help finding her classes, finding the bathroom, feeling comfortable enough to get up and leave said classroom to use said bathroom. To make it home in one piece. To make sure no one steals her iPod, laptop or takes advantage of her. Or makes fun of her.
I have spoken to the special populations coordinator at the college. She seems nice, but didn't really seem too keen on attending class WITH C. Sigh.
I want to go back to high school, to public school. I will never complain again about the services we received: at least I knew where she was and that someone else was watching out for her.
Where is that time machine?