Today I registered my son for high school! Between the standard fee's, drama fee, biology fee, yearbook, and driver's ed the check was $267. Yikes!!! We need to go back to the school tomorrow morning to make some changes to his classes. They did not put him in an English class even though it is required. If I remember right we had the same issue last year at the junior high school.
When we got home, we planned out the courses he needs to take throughout high school to make sure he satisfies all of his core requirements. We don't want any surprises his senior year. We also added the additional courses suggested for students who are planning to attend a University or apply for a scholarship. Unfortunately, if he does everything on the spreadsheet (Yes! I put it in a spreadsheet.) his senior year will be more academic than "fun" but he seems to be okay with it all. My son isn't sure what he wants to do after high school in terms of what college or career, but I want him to do whatever it takes in order to have more options available to him. Too much is better than not enough.
Off topic - I really enjoy "The Real Housewives of New Jersey". It is the only "Housewife" show that I actually watch. My only problem is Danielle. She drives me nuts and I find myself turning the channel whenever she starts talking/whining about how picked on she is. Two words woman: Grow Up!