I always battle with Wednesdays posts – Jack and I go to Moms and Tots so we leave at 6h45 and only get home at 11h00 and then he naps and I tidy and by the time I sit down I usually battle to write.
Today was our last Moms and Tots though as Jack starts school on the 7th – we have been going for 2 years so it was a little sad and I will miss the mommy chats but I am so very ready for him to start school. I believe he is ready too. I know all moms say that, sort of their way of easing the guilt but I really do not feel guilty about sending him and I do think he is ready. I just can not give him the stimulation he needs right now.
On the subject of school – what are your thoughts about the age they should go? We have been talking a lot about this recently at class because we are all faced with the decision next year as the classes only go until 3 years so a lot of moms can’t go back next year. The older 2 stayed at home until almost 2 and then went to school – it worked for us and maybe why I don’t really have sick kids? Who knows?
But I feel that unless you are able to provide proper stimulation for them at least 60% of the day then them being at home doesn’t really benefit anyone once they are older than 2. Once they are able to communicate I really can’t see why they shouldn’t go to school and the they really do enjoy it.
What are your experiences with this?
Yesterday I had a meeting with Kiara’s speech therapist and principal. It did not go how I would have liked. She is doing well, progressing slowly but they are happy with her BUT there is an issue and it hit me hard because we have avoided it for so long but now it is there, in my face! I am not quite ready to blog about it yet or even deal with it so I am glad it is holidays so I have some time to think about it all. (Marcia maybe it is my elephant).
I don’t really deal well with these kinds of disappointments and felt very down yesterday. They advantage of having busy kids is I don’t really have the luxury of dwelling on things too long.
How do you deal with disappointments?
In other happier news there are 3 more days of school and 5 more days until we fly to Cape Town! If your kids break up now – are you going away?