No major drama, just not feeling creative or particularly good about the choices I've made in my life. I don't have a degree and I don't make a paycheck. I know a lot of basically useless information. Nothing that can help kids with homework. If I can't do it, I shouldn't require it of them. It doesn't really matter if I've been out of high school for nearly 25 years. I should remember algebraic equations and what the parts of speech are. Other people retained that information, why haven't I?
My choices in life have required that I take care of the minutia of each day. That's what I've been doing with my brain for the last 20 years (not counting the 4 years I spent working and getting a 2-year degree)---changing diapers, ferrying children, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, choosing my battles, and volunteering way too much of my time for others. My knowledge base has atrophied---use it or lose it. I lost it a long time ago. I haven't been in an atmosphere where quadratic equations and important dates in history have come up. I thought my job was to keep the wheels greased on the lives around me.