I am actually busier then before, when my daughter did not go anywhere. I thought when she started school that I would be so relieved to have some quite time but I am finding myself more stressed out.
Today is the monthly early dismissal day. She goes from 12:00-1:30pm…really?
It seems I now spend my morning forcing down breakfast early enough so she is hungry for lunch before school. This is now a fight. Next I am shoving lunch down her throat, hungry or not, and we fight to get dressed and hair done in time.
Then I walk her to school, which takes me 10 minutes, tops. It takes about just as long to drive.
Next I get home and force my 2-year-old to have his nap by 12:05 and then I have 2 hours and 10 minutes to get everything done I need to. That goes by FAST!
I have to wake my son up by 2:10-2:15 so I can get him ready to walk or drive to pick up my daughter. Ask me if he is happy…NOT.
Then I pick her up and we have a snack, etc and before you know it I have to think of dinner.
Since when is 2.5 hours of Kindergarten even worth it? Why do some schools have all day and some half. And when is half day only 2.5 hours?
Next year will be a lot easier. I can get her up and then hubby can drop her off. I can get my son used to taking his nap 30 minutes earlier so we can still pick my daughter up at 2:30 but he will it least get 2.5 hours of sleep instead of 2.
I won’t have to be ready with the baby to take her, which will save time too.
Today is only 90 minutes of school due to the early dismissal. I have contemplated a hundred times to keep her home. My biggest fear with that is that I didn’t want her to think school is not important. It was hard to take her though.
I did however, get my awesome neighbor to pick her up which will help. The last early dismissal I picked her up and my son was so not happy with an hour nap.
School…Frustrating me and I am a teacher!!!
Have a great day!
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