I will have a 5 year old this summer. This makes me feel like such an adult even when I don't act like one. I have a school age child! Aahhh. But my age is not my point, it's about the big change, being SCHOOL.
I fully own up to being a lazy A. I love to sleep in. I try to be in bed until at least 8:00 am. That is thee best. I resented getting up when it's dark from junior high school and on, and now that I'm at home I take full advantage. Well, school means getting up early, 'cause I really don't want to be the nasty-pajama-no makeup-drop-off mom, and besides, it's not just myself to get ready, I do have 2 other children. This sucks!! Crap man. I already told Jeff one day I was going to take the alarm and smash it to smithereens with a hammer. Well that's just issue #1.
Issue #2 would be that my little Jamie James needs a good 12 hours of sleep. This would require him being in bed by 7:30 pm minimally, and how can I put him to bed when his daddy gets home at that hour? Isn't that a little strange and mean? "Hey Daddy's home! Well g'night!"
Issue #3. There are not really any preschools around here. Yes I am putting him in preschool-- kindergarten is a full day here and I'm not ready for that yet. Plus if I make him older in his grade instead of the youngest then he and Jace can be one year apart in school. Cool. Anyways there is one near us that I thought would be good- first off, is $130 a month a reasonable amount? As this is the only one really around here I don't have anything to compare it to. But here's the thing: I checked it out. I thought it was a downright spooky place. It's in a old methodist church near here and it gave me the shivers. Can I send my kid there? Hmm.
-Well, I decided last week I'd just wait 'til I moved home and put him in kindergarten then. But then when Jennifer kept Jamison for several hours (too many hours! Thank you) and I had time with Jace as my big boy, the wheels started turning again. . .huh. You're probably thinking I'm crazy 'cause school's a break for me. Yeah it is- but if I need a break from one of my kids, it sure as heck ain't my oldest who's getting more independent and helpful every day. But then, there's Jamison's little quote from last week to ponder:
"Mommy I want to go to school. You could just have another baby, and then you'd have 3 boys at home and you'd be okay." Gee, thanks, bud.