Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh Frabjous Day



[oh frabjous day by jchatoff]

After nearly a week of trepidation, planning, strategizing, and frantic phone calls to camp headquarters to see if I could switch to another session, I finally talked to my boss.

"I'd like to take vacation during a time when vacation normally isn't allowed."

"When?"

"During the September board meeting."

"That's fine."

I almost offered to take the time unpaid, do kitchen duty, and write a conciliatory email to the board anyway, because I'd been thinking about the various negotiating strategies I could use for so freaking long. Next time I do this? Obsess and freak out about something for days on end? Remind me how this was so not a big deal.

So in September, I'm going to Vermont (state number 46!) to hang out with a bunch of unschooled teenagers, some crazy hippie unschooled adults, and this woman. Life is officially great.

2 comments:

ntbeachnc said...

I'm glad things worked out. It's amazing how worked up we can get only to find out it isn't as bad as we thought.

StrawBoss said...

Congratulations! I always hoped to send my 2 unschooled sons to the camp but it just never worked out. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time and meet some very interesting young people.

Judy