That's how I'm picturing we'll be spending this Saturday--in complete misery. Why, you ask?
I was never dreading it as much as I am right now. It just seems like such. a. long. day. We have to be there at 8:45 a.m. for "registration," and then everything begins at 9:00. It ends at 5:00 p.m., and then we are expected to go to mass immediately following. So we're looking at a good 9.5 hours in the Catholic church on Saturday. And as much as I don't mind church--well, 9.5 hours?? I don't even have to WORK for 9.5 hours a day. I work 8:30 to 4:30 with an hour lunch break.
I'm just hoping that it's not nearly as bad as I am imagining. I've heard mixed reviews about pre-cana experiences. Some couples say it was really interesting and provided a lot of time for them to talk things out, learn some things, and listen to helpful presentations. Others have said it was a complete waste of time and it's tremendously boring. It probably depends on the parish at which you attend pre-cana--unfortunately, I don't know anything about this particular program.
I'm completely bothered that they haven't provided us with any idea about the structure of the day. I can't stand not having any clue what we'll be doing and for how long we'll be doing it. I am too much of a planner, and I like to be able to know what is coming next, when we're going to be done with this, etc. For days like this, agendas are my friends.
We received an e-mail today with an attachment called "what to expect," and I was all excited to open it to find out what exactly we'll be doing ALL day on Saturday. But it was just a document with a bunch of really vague things, like "don't expect to sit passively while we pour knowledge into your head," "we don't talk about being in love," etc. It also says something about starting the day off with an "ice-breaker" exercise so we get to know the other couples.
I hate ice-breaker exercises. I don't want to get to know the other couples. Just kill me now.