Thursday, November 16, 2006
Nando, not pictured here, this is CJ, is still on the Pre-K waiting list, the list has not budged, and it's really likely that he won't get into Pre-K this year.
I don't sweat it, Pre-K is optional, and I still think that four is too young to be in school all day, what's up with that? What about a half day at best? Why lunch and a nap at school? Institutional food and a mat? I'm not impressed at all.
Socialization isn't an issue for us either what with all our family members. What's the use of me being a stay at home mom if there are no kids with me? Tabby and Nando have been carted around more in their first two years of life than normal people ever experience. They need my physical presence and my undivided attention.
There's time enough for a full schedule of school, it doesn't have to start yet. They need to not be rushed off in the morning, they need cuddle time, Mama fixing their food, reassuring them constantly that this is their forever home, we'll never move and I'm your real mama.
Heck fire, I'm a certified elementary school teacher, I can teach them the rudimentary basics, more importantly, I can them them to be emotionally strong, safe and secure, I can have garden time with them, something that'll carry over into their adult life and I can take them to church and other fun activities.
I don't want to drop them off at school for someone else to take care of them, I want to take care of them.