I don't know what to do about Carter and pre-school. The only one I can afford to put him in next year is the one through the school, and that is only because it's supposed to be free. I really want him to be in pre-school. I know he would love it. I think it would be great for him too, because sometimes (ha) he just really does not want to listen to me. I also don't want him to be behind when he goes to Kindergarten (although really, how hard can it be to catch up???).
So the pre-school problem: The one through the school is EVERYDAY from 7:30 to 3!!!!! To me that just seems like way too long for Carter to be at school, especially since it's PRE-SCHOOL and he's only 4!! I mean, I've known for a long time that even for Kindergarten I hope to find only a half day program. Not only is it everyday for that long, but you aren't allowed to pull him out early in the day (it's frowned on), and he only gets so many absences before he's kicked out. Since it's Bo's last year in med school, he's going to have some time off, and I would like to be able to have Carter be home sometimes to play, or to go on trips, or whatever.
He's my baby. He's too young for this. Not to mention that he's still so easily influenced, and I don't want the public education ruining him quite yet. Not ruining, I guess, just changing him. I like him naive and sweet, and malleable. hahaa.
BUT. . . he wants to go to school. He's asked me if he could. I know it would help him learn more then he would from me. It would be nice to get a little break (is that bad?).
What to do, what to do.
What should I do??????
I am going to Washington this summer. I don't know for how long. Bo is doing 2 away rotations. Most likely I will go all of July and August. I just can't handle the thought of being alone without him, so I'll go home. If Carter goes to pre-school, I'll have to be back mid August and have to be alone for 2 weeks without him, which might not seem that big a deal to some, but to me, no thank you. If Carter doesn't go to school, I'll stay in WA for all of August, and might even be able to convince Bo to meet us there and stay a couple weeks in September too. If I can handle it, that is.
So again, What do I do???????? really, please help!