Becca and I decided to go check out the church at the preschool yesterday. I am hesitant to really go church-hunting because of my poor kid. She tends to just cry the entire time she's in the nursery, so the thought of putting her through that at ten million different churches just seems cruel. So, yesterday I just let her stay in the service with me. I just wanted to be sure nothing freaky was going on. I was pretty sure we weren't going to be joining this church, and I was right.
I prepped her extensively about how she is to be quiet and not talk, etc, etc. And, she was quiet--during the music. But, as soon as any song ended she would just scream "ALL DONE! MUSIC ALL DONE!" at the top of her lungs. Oops. I also told her if she was very good and quiet she could have a donut afterwards. That was a mistake, because she spent a good few minutes talking VERY LOUDLY about donuts. I found an old Tootsie pop in my purse and that shut her up for most of the sermon, so all in all, it went well.
There were no snakes. No speaking in tongues. I feel okay about the preschool now. The music was too horrendous to mention, though, so I can't ever join that church. People holding microphones and singing to taped--and hideous-- music is just NOT for me. It was like karaoke minus the cocktails. And without the fun. And I am SO SICK of them just putting words on a screen without the music and notes. How am I supposed to sing along if they don't provide me with the NOTES? AAAAAAAAAA. Just guess? Just make something up? It is so frustrating!
So, I guess I'm going to sign her up for preschool, and if I change my mind later, I will just not send her. Is that bad?
As for us....it is CABIN FEVER around here. I know it isn't as cold and dark as Alaska, but we are seeming to spend as much time indoors anyway. I don't know why. There is such a bitter cold wind that I just can't get myself psyched up to walk the dog and the kid. Just the thought of it sends shivers down my back. Brrr! Poor Becca has been watching way too much TV. I just know it. And I feel really guilty about it, but I just can't help myself from turning it on for her. Someone make me feel better about this, please?? She has had lots of play time with friends the last couple days, so it isn't like she isn't doing anything else, but I do still feel guilty.
Today Becca and I are off to the library. And then we are both taking naps. I've been just waking up at 6 a.m., unable to to back to sleep. But, it has been kind of nice to get up and get all showered and dressed in total peace and quiet. Then, I'm actually ready for Becca to wake up. I should do that every day. Easier said than done.
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