I got Sissy registered for preschool on Thursday. It's not the same preschool that Buddy attended, so I was unfamiliar with how things would work there. Luckily, I had all my paperwork in order.
They did a vision and hearing screening and speech assessment. She passed everything with flying colors! (That's my girl!).
When I registered Buddy for preschool, I think all I needed was his birth certificate and immunization record. It wasn't until Kindergarten where I needed all the additional info and where he went through the hearing/vision screening, etc.
The school where she will attend preschool is not where she will attend Kindergarten. Our district school will not be ready to offer public preschool until 2012, so I had to choose a different location.
I requested the afternoon option. It runs from 10:45 to 1:55, Monday through Thursday. That will give me so much time to go grocery shopping (ALONE!), go to the tanning bed (ALONE!), read a book (ALONE!), pay bills (ALONE!).
As you can see, I like being alone. I also plan on setting up lunch dates with the few other moms I know who stay at home, but have school aged children.
Besides, I think Sissy is really ready for the socialization. I think she gets bored here with me sometimes - following me around while I do laundry, empty the dishwasher, etc. etc. It doesn't give me much time to play with her or read to her. And, I feel bad about that.
She really needs to get out and interact with children her age. Some moms are sad about sending their little crotch rockets off to school, but not me. I'm happy to see them expand their horizons and grow into the people they will be.
The only thing worrying me at this point is that she has asked if I will be there with her. I said, "No, mommy will drop you off, you can play with your friends and mommy will be back to pick you up." She had to kind of think about that for a bit. She didn't comment further, so I'm just hoping when the time comes, she is okay with me walking away.
She's a pretty independent little cuss, so she'll most likely be like her older brother. When I dropped him off on the first day of preschool - me, on the verge of tears - he looked at me and said, "Bye, mommy!" and ran off to play.
On another note, since we're quickly moving toward the summer break, I have been asked to be on the board for the pool we belong to. So, if I run into Miss Smarty Pants this summer, I can really lay down the law for her. I hope she'll enjoy being pwned.
Happy Monday, hooligans - I'm off to the Mart of Wal, as usual! :-)
PS. Don't forget about Friday Secrets. If I receive some good ones, I'll offer up an interesting HNT shot the day before!