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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A new reprieve

C started his new preschool last Thursday. Phew. Finally.

I'm just not cut out for this full-time-parenting thing. At least I'm not cut out for it with my second, and very active boy. I was happy to learn that this preschool has NEVER kicked a kid out for bad behavior. Sure they've had um, challenging, kids before. But the undesirable behaviors are used as a learning experience, not as reason for expulsion.

Teacher Friend helped me feel less guilty for feeling a little overwhelmed with having him all day, everyday. She said, "Some people are cut out for it (full-time parenting) and some aren't. The ones that are, are called nannies."

Or babysitters. Or childcare providers. Or teachers. Here. Here.

I can almost feel the the tension seeping out of my pores.


  1. Anonymous1:23 PM

    hey or they can be called FOSTER moms or just moms. I am none of the above and I am just where I need to be ;) I was designed for this job.....mind you have many different talents that I don't have. I am ok with that. We are different, and love you for every piece of difference :)

  2. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Enjoy it. There is a lot that a preschool setting can offer that is hard to offer at home. Including an immunity booster (my ped said to expect a cold every 3 wks). A month after my first started school and I felt like I was getting my life back, I found out I was pregnant! Now I'm back to SAHM and very occasional freelancer, wannabe blogger, etc. I'm not cut out for it either, but I am determined to do it this time. Oh well, "there is a season, turn turn turn...."