Isn't this what fun looks like?!
My daughter asked me this morning if I was actually having any fun getting a PhD. Of course I'm having fun, I thought, can't you tell?! I realized that I am so busy juggling course work, papers, conference deadlines, graduate assistantship work, and this other thing called parent-hood, that it must seem to her like I'm having no fun at all. She is looking ahead at her life and she has already decided that when she grows up, she will get a PhD before she has kids so she doesn't ruin their lives! I did admit to her that she probably will have more fun if she gets her degree that way because she won't feel so guilty about not devoting enough time to everything. I am having fun--really. I wouldn't have subjected myself (and them) to this complicated life otherwise.