Three big things happened today. . . .
1. The flights are booked! My mom and I are flying next Monday to Guatemala. She got fed up with waiting. We are taking the risk that we might come back empty handed. But praying so hard that we hear something this week and then Aaron will come meet me and we will bring our baby girl home. I can't wait. I am in such better spirits today knowing that I am going to see her. I just miss her so much. I hope we do not have to do the sad hand off again and leave her there. I am praying the details all work out!
2. The boys are registered for Kindergarten! We haven't positively decided where they are going to attend. But Kinder registration started in our neighborhood school. Yes, I admit I made Aaron get up at the crack of dawn to be early to ensure we get the AM session and our input on teachers. Well. . . we were the first ones there by 45 minutes. But it says #1 & #2 on the top of the boys registration (I'm still a little competitive from my sports days:) Don't laugh at me I have always been ultra responsible about school stuff. It is embarrassing to admit but I got the "perfect attendance award" all the way through school every year. In middle school it was really embarrassing. I think this is why I became a teacher. I love school. . . . everything about it, well until I got to college. That's another story.
So. . . . there was one problem they did not ask one single thing about my children and or about the teachers that would be best for my children! They are just going to place them in a classroom. Um . . . I sort of have opinions about Kindergarten. I don't want to be "that parent" but after many years in K-2, my opinions and beliefs run deep in me about early education. Let me give you a quick and professional assessment of the situation. Their is one Kinder teacher that has been there 800 years and does not allow parents into her classroom , not to mention the 800 worksheets the kids do every day. Let's just say not my philosophy of Kinder. I hope I did not offend anyone here, I know she is a nice woman and lots of kids have had good experiences in her classroom. It just is not a good fit for my philosophy of instruction and parent involvement. The other teacher is very progressive in her instruction and would be a great fit. WHAT SHOULD I DO???????????????????
I need your help. . . I need to be proactive but not annoying! This is where my education friends need to pipe in - Carla, Susan, Bev, Suzi, Jody, Terri, Rachelle, Kari, Laura . . . . I could go on and on. And all my friends who have put their kiddos in school (I can't name you all b/c I have to pack:) Please help me! My options are:
a. Write a really nice professional letter.
b. Go and meet with the principal.
c. Work my contacts. I did attend this elementary school. I know so pathetic.
3. I finally registered at Target for Lucia. Some friends are throwing me a big shower so I was encouraged to register. It was fun and not overwhelming like the first time around. We are really going to have a baby here. We did a lot of nesting this weekend. Diapers in baskets, bottles clean and in their own drawer, baby toys in basket in living room. We are ready. . . . where is the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on Pink slip. Lucia I am coming to see you in one week! And Grammy Sparkle is coming to sing to you! By the way thanks for all the sweet feedback about the nursery. I got the dress at Baby Gap and the shoes, and oh yeah I went back for the matching hat today . . . i just had to confess that last part.