In two days the summer project applications go up and I will begin the process of applying for the East Asia summer project. I am starting to think of ways that I am going to tell my parents that I am going to go to East Asia this summer. To be quite honest, I have no idea how I am going to do this. When I talked to my mom on Sunday I mentioned that I had gone to see Kung Fu Panda, and when she asked if it was good, I quickly said, “It makes me really want to go to China.” I am getting really anxious about it though. I know that tons of people are praying with me, that my parents’ hearts will be softened for the news. When and how do I tell them is my question. Should I drop it on them during the day on Thanksgiving while my mom and sister are cooking? I risk turning the day into a stressful time and the dinner virtually silent. I could do it during Thanksgiving dinner. Perhaps when each of us goes around and says what we are thankful for, I can say, “I am thankful that God is giving me the opportunity to go to East Asia next summer.” That could turn dinner into a yelling match, which would be less good than the silent dinner. Plus, I have this thing I do, that when faced with confrontation with my parents that is going nowhere, I get up and just walk away, and that would be a big mistake, so I need to make sure not to do that. Or I could wait until Friday or Saturday to talk to them about it. Meh, maybe I should just take Dennis’ advice and wait as long as I can to tell them, and on that day in May, be like “Oh can you take me to the airport, I have a flight to catch to East Asia.”
Two days. I start applying for summer project.