Wednesday, May 30, 2007

End of School

My children finish their first year of preschool tomorrow and I have mixed feelings about it. They had a great year, received all threes (the highest mark) on their end of the year evaluation except a 2 for my son "cuts a straight line with scissors". I am not too worried about it.

They love the school and the kids but E and I do not. They had three teachers since September, two different "directors" and "education director". The school is a lot of money and is safe and clean and nice but I am not thrilled with their teacher who always seems stressed. I know tuition will go up in the fall also.

We looked at a christian school that we loved until we found out it is a born again christian school and well, we were debating lying to them about our church affiliation so that should explain to you how religious we are.

Now I am not stressed about finding a school for them in the fall, if I find one, great, if I do not then I will home school them for preschool. I will have enough money from not sending them to school to do more activities like swimming, dance or gym. They really are so smart as it is, they know much more then E or I did at that age and they are physically and socially where they should be also.

Maybe last year I would have been freaking out looking for school, making sure they got in etc. This year I am trying not to sweat the small stuff and this is small. I have other things to focus on with my life. I am trying to stay more positive, be more "in the moment".

Maybe I am growing up after all.


  1. I really admire your outlook. Your kids are lucky to have such a smart mommy.

  2. Yeah, but growing up sucks.

    You're in a good situation. One where you don't have to panic if you don't find a suitable school.

  3. It's amazing how kids can bring the adult out in us, huh!? What a great place to be in... keep us updated!
    - Audrey
    Pinks & Blues

  4. Anonymous1:05 PM

    My son gets done pre-k next week as well. Can't believe how time has flown. He had a GREAT year. And I can't believe that Princess is starting in the fall.


    It all works out, hun.

  5. Ah, I have a one more whole year before I have to worry about preschool.

    On the other hand, I get to fight with my son's public school for two more weeks (the last month of school some of the rough kids just seem to run wild) and have the "what do we think about private school" talk with my husband for half of the summer!

  6. My friend's daughter didn't go to preschool--my friend just worked with her at home--and she's awesome. Super bright, social, etc. You'll do fine either way!

  7. It's sad huh? Mine start Kindy in the fall. I'm sad and excited for them. They grow up much too fast!


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