This morning I was looking through my kids preschool handbook, and I realized that next year Emily will actually be old enough to go to preschool.. .OMG… Their rule is they have to be 2 before September 30th, and well Emily will be 2 on the 17th sooo it’s possible for her….This upsets me for a few reasons… Reason one, OMG seriously? My baby in preschool already? Reason two, will she really be ready for that? My others were 2.5 and that .5 really is helpful …Reason three, I would have three kids in preschool at the same time attempting to keep up with their schedules, and face it, the school isn’t free so I guess I will be eating Ramen a lot and shopping budget will be non-existent... Holy Moly. (You hear that kids, your momma loves you so much she’s going to starve herself to send you to school, remember that when one day your taking care of me.) In all seriousness, it’s very affordable, but three does add up to a decent chunk. Guess who wont be getting a new car any time soon?
I would only put her in the 1 day program, and I probably wouldn’t even commit to it until I was sure she would be old enough to handle it… The one a day a week program doesn’t fill up that fast, so no pressure to make this decision by this winter when they start registering… I can put it off and feel her out… But my god, she just started walking, and now I have to think about her education so soon… eeeek.
So anyone else out there have any suggestions for early birthday kids? Should I wait and enroll her when she’s three, or should I just bite the bullet and go for it? It is only preschool, and it’s more about learning to play with other, etc… I could always hold her back when it’s time for Kindergarten.
This has me stressed to no end. They grow so fast!