Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Today I got the best email I've gotten in ages. Bumpus can start preschool in June! Ahhhhh! I am giddy at the prospect.

They had an opening in May for the Monday-Wednesday-Friday program, but I really can't afford it. And if I feel like I need a third day a week I can always do what I'm doing now, which is take him on a weekend day. So I will wait another month until the Tuesday-Thursday program becomes available. June 22 is his start date. He'll be there 12:30-5:30 which is the perfect timing for me.

Part of me is delighted, but part of me is sort of intimidated, too - this shiz suddenly got real. I have to label things, get him there on time, and be accountable - they can question my parenting; they can tell me what to do. Which scares me, because this is now going to be a lifetime of institutions intruding on our family life. But I think it's going to be great for him - structure, learning, consistent kids to get to know; I bet it'll do wonders for his language skills which are still marginal at best, and they may even help with potty training-! 

The timing couldn't be better with my need to be able to work during week days ramping up around that time. And I can - gasp - even get in my pool this summer! So I'm going to enjoy Theo's only immobile year while I can. Then of course I'll go through the whole toddler thing a second time - but this time I won't be spending almost his entire second year pregnant, and then with a newborn. It can only get easier than this. Right?

I feel like June 22 will be the first day of the rest of my life. I made a Facebook post about B's admittance to preschool and a friend of mine commented, "it's kind of like sex. You cry the first couple of times, but then it's awesome." Here's hoping!


  1. LOL your friend's comment on preschool.

    I LOVE the idea of preschool - to see other kids and do kid things. I think it will be great. Congrats to Bumpus!!!

  2. This is good news...B will love it & so will you. Perfect timing.

  3. I'm not sure why you think they will question your parenting and tell you what to do! That's not the teachers' role. Don't forget to get B a mini backpack and take his picture in the first day! :)