Thursday, March 1, 2012

Is this Preschool or Harvard?

Well yesterday was a crazy frickin' day. First we had preschool sign-up's. What's the big deal you say? Yeah, that's what I thought initially. Well, first off I read that they "recommend" that you don't bring your children to preschool sign-up's because it can be a bit "hectic." Um, ok I thought. Well I have a pilot-husband who is gone a lot, so who the heck am I going to get to watch my kids on a random Wednesday morning?

Oh well I thought, I'll just take them. Then I was informed that if we wanted a certain day/time spot, we should get there early. Well since I did want a M/W/F mornings spot, I thought I'll just get there right when they open at 9:30am. THEN Tuesday afternoon, a friend informed me that people started lining up 45 minutes early. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? This is preschool people, not Harvard! So I started stressing big time. What the heck was I supposed to do with a 3-year-old and 1-year-old in line for an hour? Especially S, she HATES to be confined and having to be still.

Anyway, I showed up at 9am, the line was around the corner already. But I came prepared. My sister suggested I only give S a very small snack when she woke up, instead of breakfast. Then give her a bagel to munch on once we got there. BEST ADVICE EVER. S sat there for a good 25 minutes, just munching away on her bagel, perfectly content to sit in the stroller. After that though, she started to get restless, but luckily our place in line was right in front of the Tots Playgroup room we usually go to on Wednesday's and she was able to go in there and play and I could still keep an eye on her. J was perfectly content to hang out in the double stroller the whole time, so that was easy.

Anyway, my kids were so well behaved, I seriously thought they might have been someone's kids. They were amazing. And we got all signed up for preschool. I'm not sure when I'll find out if I got the time/day slot I wanted. I'm thinking I should be ok, but who knows. I also requested a certain teacher that was recommended to me, but I'm not as concerned about that.

So yeah, nuts! I never realized this school stuff was so complicated and cut-throat. Especially this early on.

The rest of the day went by in a blur. I was able to squeeze a workout in, when the kids were napping, which rocked. I needed it. Though my knee is bugging me today. There are a lot of lunges in the 30 Day Shred workout and I have bad knees. I really try and not go down too far on the lunges, but I may have pushed it yesterday. Hopefully the knee will feel better tomorrow.

Husband comes home tonight, but is right back out tomorrow morning again. Good times...


Food Log 3/1/12:
Protein Shake

2 mini peppermint patties

Egg whites mixed with spinach and turkey sausage


1 comment:

  1. That does sound pretty cut throat for preschool. Sure am not looking forward to that


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