Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Getting Real #SOL19
I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers Annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge.
As I'm working at my desk, my phone goes off. I look down and see it is from Ethan, my soon-to-be-college-graduate son. Usually during the week, our communication is via text message, so this phone call was an unexpected surprise.
"Hey, I have a question."
"Hey, I'll have an answer."
"What do I put for the salary on this application?"
My heart skips a beat.
A job application.
A "real" job application.
The real world kind of job application.
After we discuss what he should put in the blank, I ask him about the position. He tells me it is a position in a center for Autism. My heart skips another beat.
It's getting real.
And I ask myself, "Is this Momma ready for the real world?"