Thursday, June 28, 2012
"C" is for Class (School)
My baby is growing up! Tully is officially enrolled in pre-primary (toddler class) at Lake Hills Montessori for Fall 2012. This was a super easy decision and a really hard one at the same time. The easy part was that John and I agree Tully needs more stimulation and challenge than what we can provide at home. His little brain goes non-stop, and I think he gets bored easily. Boredom = whining = crazy mommy. The hard part is that he's so little. He'll be 16 months when he starts with the 2-3 year olds. And what is Nanna going to do all morning while he is gone? Lastly, private school is not something we were planning for financially. We've decided he'll attend for pre-primary (2-3 years) for sure and possibly for primary (pre-K & K: 3-6 years) as well. He can enroll in the public elementary school in 2015, so there's hope that we won't be paying for private schooling forever.
Another good thing about Tully starting school this fall is that he will get into a routine before the new baby arrives. I didn't want to have the baby in December and then Tully feel like he was being shipped off to school for the first time in January. I hope he's excited to return to school for the second semester, and it will give me some quiet morning time with the new little one.
In my head this all works out perfectly. In reality, I bet we're in the middle of potty training, binky withdrawals, full-out tantrums, and chaos in general. My kid will be biting everyone at school and smearing poop all over the walls. Oh well, at least I can say I tried to plan for life with two babies!