My Children Will Do It Differently

This is #11 on Chris Brogan’s list of 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write.

Until I was 17, most of my life was spent in school. At the parochial schools I went to, a typical day started at 7:30 AM (6 days a week) and didn’t end until about 9:30 PM (5 days a week). This did not leave a lot of time for many extra-curricular activities. Not only that, but I was in school from September through the end of July, with a single month of summer vacation. Getting a job for the summer was difficult at best, because I could only work for 4 weeks. Camp was an option some years, not others, depending on the exact dates for the start and end of the school year.

My children will not have to do this. They will go to schools with reasonable hours. They will participate in extra-curricular activities. They will have time off each summer to go to camp or get a job. Fortunately for them, there are more options available today for parochial schools, and so I do not have to choose between lifestyle and beliefs.

  • http://poppishirley.wordpress.com/ poppishirley

    What a great blog!. I agree with you times are better for our children than they were for us. We’ve worked hard to see to it.

  • http://poppishirley.wordpress.com poppishirley

    What a great blog!. I agree with you times are better for our children than they were for us. We’ve worked hard to see to it.

  • ekochman

    Thanks! Even over the last 10 – 15 years, there have been major changes. Knowing that us going through rough times will improve our children’s lives makes it all worth it, though.

  • ekochman

    Thanks! Even over the last 10 – 15 years, there have been major changes. Knowing that us going through rough times will improve our children’s lives makes it all worth it, though.

  • http://nixliving.blogspot.com/ Inkhorn

    Wow, that’s a lot of time that you had to spend with the flock! Did you get along well with the other kids?

  • http://nixliving.blogspot.com Inkhorn

    Wow, that’s a lot of time that you had to spend with the flock! Did you get along well with the other kids?

  • admin

    Some of the time more than others….

  • admin

    Some of the time more than others….

  • http://nixliving.blogspot.com/ Inkhorn

    And was this for your grade school or high school years?

  • http://blog.optimalupgrades.ca Elie

    Both, actually, until I went to Mackenzie for Grades 12 and OAC.