Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Happy

The universe has delivered. Back when I registered Pumpkin for pre-school, I decided on three days per week, which proved to be a mistake. I should have enrolled her for five, but I was worried that she would feel rejected due the new baby on the scene. Well, after experiencing just how long a day could be with both Pumpkin and Chichi at home, I started looking for some other sort of program that I could ship Pumpkin off to. Nothing really compared to a solid three-hour morning of school though. Then the best thing happened! Someone dropped out of her school on the days that Pumpkin wasn't attending! Yup, I'm rejoicing over the fact that some other child in the class probably suffered severe separation anxiety and had to give up his or her spot. I scooped those days up pretty quickly. Woohoo! Excuse my lack of compassion, but I've gotta look after my family and sanity first and foremost. I love spending time with Pumpkin, but when we are stuck at home, we tend to run out of things to do, and end up resorting to watching videos. Once the videos get boring, Pumpkin then resorts to tormenting the dogs, or whining up a storm. I guess I'm never actually "stuck" at home, but I can't say that I always have somewhere to go. All those friends/playdates/parties that I planned on for this stage in my life; not so much. The fact that my social life is a wash shouldn't be Pumpkin's problem. She should be happier now too.

6 comments:

No Mother Earth said...

I don't know if you will find this a compliment or not (I hope you do!), but you and I think very much alike.

kittenpie said...

Awesome. I am a huge fan of daycare. I have kindergarten AND daycare!

Chantal said...

That is great news. There is nothing wrong with wanting a break. Your sanity is important!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

It's all about the socialization. This gives her a chance to play with other children and learn how to behave in a group.

*cough*

Yay!

painted maypole said...

yay!

it's great when kids love school, and you should not feel guilty at all about sending her to a place that is helping her grow in so many ways!

Mamalooper said...

The girl is in nursery school 5 afternoons a week and loves it. It's only 2 1/2 hours a day so she still gets lots of mommy time.

Hey, do we need to reschedule next week's playdate?