I've crossed over into the darkside of parenting. Actually stressing out about preschools. Getting riled up about freaking PRESCHOOL, people. God.
By May, Becca will have already finished two years of preschool. I started her in one that accepted late cut-off birthdays so that I could have a little ME TIME. I just wanted Mother's Day Out. But that doesn't exist up here in the north. So, she did pre-3 when she was 2. And she started pre-4 when she was 3. She still has another year to go before Kindergarten. So, I decided to move to her a different pre-4 program at another place.
Except try breaking into a pre-4 program. Not as easy as it seems. All the pre-3s have already signed up for the following year. There are very few spaces, unless you want to do 5 days a week afternoons (which I do not.)
The one place I really want her to go had 4 or 5 seats open. Today was registration day and it was to begin at 8 a.m. The director told me to get there early! So I did! I got there at 3:15 a.m. Like a total jackass.
Who am I, people? Really. Where is the old Katie? Because she never, EVER would have done that shit. But, it was either that or homeschool. And you KNOW the old Katie well enough to know that ain't happening. So there I was in my car. Four o'clock rolled around. I was still the only one there. Five o'clock. Six o'clock. Still the only freaking person there. I've never listened to that much NPR at once. Finally at 6:30 a few others came in.
I SAT THERE FOR THREE HOURS UNECESSARILY!
I could have been sleeping!
But, she got registered. I was first and I got my space and I don't care that all the other moms think I'm a total and complete helipcopter parent (which, I swear, I am not. Usually.)
So, what do you think happened next? After being awake since 3 a.m.? I needed a big nap, right? The kids have been great nappers lately. Predictable. Fabulous.
But guess who didn't need one? Just guess. I'll give you a hint. He is small and getting on my last nerve right now. And guess who is so caffeinated she might just shake herself off the ground?
(Like a helicopter.)