Who is supposed to be more prepared for preschool, Joshua or me? If it's me, I'm not sure I'm there.
Regardless, we are officially in the phase of researching preschools. I might be a little late to be starting, but I will blame that on my denial. While I have had the intention of starting Josh around the time he turns three, I have been putting off actually pursuing it. At first I blamed it on the coming of the second wee one, but now I think it was just because I didn't really want to be in this phase yet.
So I've been looking around and asking people for referrals. I've discovered that there is a specific order of steps for me to decide. 1) Does the school offer the schedule I want? 2) Is the price acceptable? 3) Check out the school to see if I like it. 4) Will it work for the grandparents?
I met with the first school today. I knew going in that they won't have any opening for another year, but I still wanted to check them out. And I am know officially on their waiting list should things change. Other schools I have spoken with didn't mention anything about space issues, so hopefully this is a solitary problem. I'm aiming to find a good Christian preschool.
This past week as I have been compiling my list I've been excited. But then today after being at the school, the reality of him being in that environment hit a little bit. It will be weird. My plan is for two half-days a week on the same days I go to work. This will more than likely mean that the grandparents will need to take him and pick him up. That makes me a little sad that I won't be the one interacting with the teacher on a regular basis. The following year my plan would be to switch to three days on the days I am not in the office. But we will see how things go.
Somebody hold my hand...