Monday, November 12, 2007
Boyz and the Plan
Our two sons, Colin, 25 and Jeremy 18, are living in a high rise in Seoul, South Korea. Colin is serving a one year sentence/contract teaching second and fifth graders in a Catholic school there. He loves the teaching, and Jeremy has been able to report he's awesome as a teacher. I wish he had been my second and fifth grade teacher.
Jeremy is hanging out, working on a film crew, doing some tutoring to keep the wolf from the door. He's eighteen; he doesn't need an excuse. Yet. Tickticktick...
Here's the plan: Jeremy will be coming home late January; no wait: I mean at Christmas. Well, unless he gets this job on another film crew; then maybe mid-January. No later than early February.
Colin will be coming home at Christmas; no, wait! That's if he negotiates a better contract with the very ornery, very unpredictable, very...unAmerican Korean school administrators. Heck, that ain't gonna happen. So look for him in early March, maybe late February. Unless he flies to Virginia first, then maybe mid-March. Sometime.
They both have tickets to Sao Paulo Brazil that expire in early April, so look for that to happen next. Drop by, eat mom's cooking, watch some March Madness with Dad, fill the house with their Boyways. Talk about how strange is the Midwest. Ask us why we're still living here. Then, off to Brazil: for Jeremy a first trip, for Colin a homecoming (he spent a year there between college and grad school). Assuming they are still on speaking terms.
How long in Brazil? Jeremy has to be in Washington State in late June for a wedding, not his. Colin will linger on in Brazil until the money runs out. Fall? Christmas 08? Not sure. Not sure of anything. They'll call from the airport.
Jeremy is going to school in the Fall, in Denver. No wait! Maybe DePaul. Could be OSU, could be Minnesota. Or maybe back to Taiwan or Korea or wherever Colin ends up.
I hope this has cleared a few things up.