Thursday, August 29, 2013
We are there
The first day of school was 3 hours. It did not hit me that I was sending my baby off to school. On the second day I cried and asked Mr A what type of people send their 5 year old to a full day of school. He said, "us". We are doing it but I would prefer half day. TR's class has nearly 2 hours of recess 4 days a week and those two hours occur befor 1 pm. They then have P.E. I suspect all that recess is to help extend the day. I am glad the school does not try to torture the kids with 6 hours of academics. Today was the first day of homework. TR was resistant. She did the numbers page but objected to coloring by number. She is very neat with her coloring and writing do coloring takes a while. She wanted to take breaks but I wanted to get it over with. I want her to get into a routine of doing homework and getting it over wi I am not looking forward to paper homework. I don't know who thought kinder homework was a good idea. TR is enjoying her school. I am also enjoying it. When I drop her off in the mornings, I chat with the other moms. I feel so adult. QT plays on the playground with the before and after school staff. It appears most of the mother's I have encountered are in the other sorority. They discuss their red cars and accessories. Today someone asked me if I am a SAHM. I told them I am a WAHM. I plan to do the SAHM role again, if I ever clear this work off of my desk and say no, the next time I get a call to take a new client. At the very least, if I reduce my case load, I will have more time for kid friendly activity. The school has a girl scouts program but it conflicts with gymnastics so we cannot participate. I do plan to do the after school cooking class and maybe the dance class. It's nice that the school has so many after school activities. I want to give TR an opportunity to mingle with other kids and I think the after school activities will be her chance. She likes to talk to older kids and she gets to do that after school. We have been packing lunch, because the school lunch is prepared at tye school by a chef and just an entree is $6.00. If we added a side it would turn into $9 per day. I have ordered lunches on the days I think she will really want it. Mon the day macaroni is served, I anticipate her asking her schoolmates for theirs or ordering some. If she orders it that day, we have to pay an extra fee for late orders. School requires so much planning, I am enjoying this new challenge. I intend to be successful at this part of parenting.