So many of my friends did things right in school, in other words, they got useful degrees. I have friends who are RN's, teachers, nurse practitioners, health majors..etc. I feel like I did things wrong. Having gone to school and getting a degree in art was great. It was enjoyable, challenging, and right up my alley. However, I got done with my degree and have stayed home with my children and felt totally unprepared for what was ahead.(this is an understatement!) You don't really realize just how much stay at home moms do until you are one. I realized quickly that my major in art was awesome, however the result of me picking up and pursuing it each day resulted in a LARGE mess, which is the one thing you are trying to clean up all day!:) At BYU there was a large group of girls who got a major in MFHD (marriage, family, human development) I think it is called Family Life now and many who joked saying this was the MRS. degree at BYU. And for those of you who got this degree, I was not one of those saying this! I feel they learned a lot more USEFUL things in this degree than what I did in mine. So in thinking about what the perfect degree would have been in my situation, I came up with a few classes that sounded perfect.
and for names sake, we will just call it what it is...the USEFUL degree:
*Business Management-because as a mom, you are a CEO
*Child Psychology- why do they think and do what they are thinking and doing when they do it!
*Early Childhood Education
*Negotiation-this is a skill that i am NO good at, that i wish i was a master at!
*Nursing-to know medically what to do when something comes up
*Pain Management- the psychology behind pain in both adults and children!
Now hopefully no one takes this as a cry for help or thinks I don't enjoy being a stay at home mom, for there could be nothing further from the truth. I enjoy staying home so much. I have learned SO much through trial and error and trying again! I do like to think of some classes that could have helped out to make the trial and error a little easier! Can you think of any other classes you wish you would have taken?