Friday, November 14, 2014

City School

On Thursdays I have CBS, a bible study at Second Baptist. Since the boys were still at school once it ended I headed over to Target to buy some presents for 2 of Jake's friends that are brothers that are having a birthday party tomorrow. It is laser tag. To say that Jake (and Rett) are excited would be a major understatement. Anyway, I went for 2 presents and came home with at least 6 bags. It is amazing what I decide I need when there are not 2 kids asking me about going to the Lego aisle...

Speaking of school, Jake starts Kindergarten next year. To say that I'm excited would be the understatement of the year...or century. The last 2 years he has been in a mother's day out/preschool program one day a week but other that that he has been at home with me. Starting around age 2 it got pretty easy but let me just say that it is time for 5 day a week school. I've done the have my kid next to me wherever I go for almost 5 years. I will not be crying on the first day of school. I will be doing cart wheels. When Ben starts in 3 years I will be doing flip flops. Haven't done one of those since I was about 12 though so I should probably start practicing. 

I just submitted applications for Jake's school. This just blows my mind because the towns Rett and I grew up in were small. Like 2000ish people in the entire town, 2A small. Kindergarten-12th grade were on the same block. You walk through these magic doors and all a sudden you are in high school. You all share the same cafeteria, gyms, football fields, etc... There are no options unless you want to drive to a private school like 30 minutes away and I don't think I actually knew anyone that did that. Where we live now I can name 5 private schools within 5 miles of our house. I'm sure there are more. Think public school is an easy option? Nope. There are a good 20 options to choose from that include applications and testing. Jake even applied, interviewed and got accepted to a classical school last year that is 3 days at school and 2 days at home. It is 2 blocks from our house and there is a crazy wait list so I decided I needed to investigate this option. I'm shocked we even got in since we told the guy we weren't even sure we wanted to do this option. Well, the day before we had to tell the people if we were going to enroll I chickened out. Don't think I can have the boys home 2 days a week until they are 18. Those small towns are looking better and better...

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