9.12.2010

I Discovered A Way To Buy Myself Time...

... Literally

The girls weren't the only ones who started school this week. This cutie patootie started as well. Three half-days a week. Thirteen and a half precious hours ... (insert jazz hands here). Of course, when you subtract the time it takes me to schlep him there and back, it's really only about twelve hours.

I'm still not complaining.

With three kids and no husband around to offer any relief, I really needed to give myself a few hours of alone time. To go grocery shopping. To clean the house. To prepare dinner. To shower and take a cr*p by MYSELF.

I needed it. And he needed it as well.

Both the girls started preschools when they were Gray's age, though neither of them acclimated as well as he did this past week. He walked right in, sat on one of their little seats, gave me the hand and told me to be on my way. No crying. No issues. Nothing. Not even when I snapped a bevy of cr*ppy photos of him on my iPhone. Because I forgot my camera. He just ignored me. Like his sisters.

So far, so good. This place is a great fit.

And I now have time.




Eating breakfast before "school"





His classroom - look how LARGE it is!




Most kids stay for the day - and they have nap time.
I couldn't resist snapping photos of these little cuties taking a snooze.
They play so hard they are tuckered out!

19 comments:

Robin said...

Off to gan already? Where has the time gone... He looks more than ready - and sounds like he's having a ball too :). Enjoy those 12 hours of freedom!

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Connie said...

Adorable! And how fun too. I worked when my kids were little, so they had to go to day care, aka 'school'. When we moved to Cairo, as soon as we landed, they wanted school... we had no idea how we'd even get to work, and they were begging for their own day time rituals. And oh yes, I know 'the hand'... see ya mom. Got stuff to do now...

Mom24 said...

I'm so glad you're doing this. I think it will be really good for you. There's no way you can go 24/7 all the time by yourself and maintain your sanity. Not sure 12 hours is a big help, but it's definitely something.

Good for you!

Christy said...

Yahoo for you! Jazz hands all around! How awesome that he acclimated so quickly. Fiona starts one morning a week, tomorrow. I'm SO incredibly nervous. She's not so great at being away from me...but I figure it's better to start earlier. And to be honest, I could use this teeny tiny break from her too (2.5 hours a week!). Hope Riley has a better week! And you too!!!

Jen said...

I have sent my kids to daycare since they were babies and it is a beautiful thing.

A Daring Adventure said...

Oh my GOSH he is SUCH a cutie!

Bfiles said...

that is so great! Enjoy yourself, mama! He is SO cute.

Selene said...

I love your blog and stories...I also follow you on Twitter. Thanks for the laughs throughout the day!

Issas Crazy World said...

LOL. Yeah...my third kid didn't care either. He was like, ohhhh looky, new toys. :)

Drinking coffee in peace? Worth the price of day care alone. ;)

Headless Mom said...

I remember the first year of having a few hours to myself... Aaahhh, bliss!

Emily said...

What a lovely twelve hours. Jealous. Very jealous.

Heidi said...

Come on! Those sleeping kids are too cute!

Sara said...

Oh how nice, I wish we had something like this for Bella, she needs it. I LOVE the nap photos. Priceless.

Natalie said...

Goooo jazz hands! Yeah yeah yeah!!!

Ms. Sarah said...

so sweet.

babypickel said...

Woooohoooo for having time!!! :D

Kat said...

Alone time! Woohoo! And taking a poo by yourself! Glory! :)

Kelly said...

He looks so much like Sheridan!! Love the sleeping pictures!!

Kelly said...

He looks so much like Sheridan!! Love the sleeping pictures!!

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