Friday, July 30, 2010

Preschool woes

I wish I could decide whether or not to get Wesley into preschool this year. I'm so torn on the subject. On one hand I want him to go learn, socialize and have fun in a learning environment. He'd have a ball and wouldn't be sitting around here with old Mom all day, listening to his sister babble and eat her feet. I just don't know what to do with this kid all day. I know I've said that before, but I feel preschool was created because parents don't know how to entertain their 3 and 4 year old children. On the other hand, he might not be ready for preschool quite yet....after all he just turned three only weeks ago. He's doing really go in the potty training department but when it comes to number two he's just not reliable. I mean really, do I expect someone to wipe my kids butt? He doesn't know how to do that. Do the other three year olds know how to clean themselves after a BM? I have no idea. Also, I hate to admit it but my kid seems to have picked up our anti-social gene. We'll be walking into a store and an older kid will walk by and Wesley will cower behind my leg and go "Mommy??". I have no idea why he's started doing this. It worries me when I think about dropping him off at a classroom full of unknown children. The other downfall I'm finding (out today actually) is that preschools around here start on August 5th. Uhhh...that's next week. I guess I thought I had until the end of August. I'm just so not prepared. Also, they are five day a week programs. You pick morning or afternoon and they go all week. I was kind of hoping for a couple hours a day, two days a week or something along those lines. You know, ease him into the classroom environment. It just seems a lot for this little dude (and his Mom).

So I guess we'll get him into preschool when he's four and he's stuck with old Mom and Sis this year. I guess that's not so bad.


The Little Monkeys said...'s not so bad. Alex is almost four and I'm still not dropping him off at preschool. Personally, I think it's overrated. ;-)

Stacy said...

Sounds like you've made the best decision for YOU and WESLEY and that's all that matters. I have been thinking about preschool lately (like, do I need to be getting Berkley on some ridiculous wait list or something?) I guess I'd better find out in case the list is 4 years long...

Sasha Victoria said...

Sasha started preschool last year. SHE LOVES IT!! Her art skills and creativity got a boost. She really grasped concepts that I had been trying to teach her at home without much luck. She was so proud of the the things that they made and had to show me every night what they had learned. She really came out of her shell socially as well. She will be enrolled full time again this year. I would recommend it. Stacy is right though; make a decision for the both of you. Preschool is so much more then learning ABC's and 1,2,3's.