Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Public School?

So I'm thinking of putting Fin in school. The plan was to homeschool but as time has gone on… I have to work, the Husband has to work, and daycare is not cheap, nor free. We don't use daycare as of yet but if we were to both obtain full-time employment during the day, daycare would be no joke with three kids. Plus if they'll be in daycare it might as well be school since school is just a big daycare anyway.

I checked out a school website today but it isn't clear on age requirements. This is apparently something that parents should just know. I'm guessing that with a winter birthday, four year old Fin would be in pre-kindergarten. I would have loved to put them both in school at the same time but I really doubt they'd allow Dul to go as he's only three and has a late winter birthday himself. I'm not sure how he'll adjust to being home by himself all day (I don't think pre-k is a half day thing at this school) but I guess we'll find out. I'm most worried about dropping off and picking up Fin. Right now with my overnight schedule it will be ok because I'm home during the day but if I were to go to days, it would become more complicated. Ah well, I guess I'll think of that when the time comes.

I wonder when the PTA meets?

Friday, July 04, 2008

Belle is Wearing Pigtails and the Boys are Writing

Today I put ponytails in Belle's hair for the first time! Her hair is kind of bald on the sides (wasn't always this way but she sleeps with her head to the side) so every time we've gone out her hair has been kind of odd-looking. Today I dressed her up in a cute new onesie and a pair of ruffled pants that I love and I decided to do her hair. At first I just put barrettes in but I really wanted to do ponytails so I searched out some little elastics that I bought for braiding my hair and put two ponytails in. She looks utterly adorable!

I bought some kindergarten-lined paper long ago and far away. I also bought preschool paper at the same time (basically the same as kindergarten paper but has a big empty top for drawing a picture) which we've been using. Today was the first day I put the kindergarten paper to use. I wrote out some words for Fin to copy and wrote out letters for Dul to copy. They are working on that now.