Can you also say...
THANK GOD WE HAVE OPTIONS??
Here is what I wasn't looking for in a preschool.
1. Easy admission to the building. I just walked right in. No lock, no doorbell, no problem.
2. Two young girl dressed like the kids dress in middle school. And I am not talking about how my modest daughter dresses.
3. The knock-you-on-your-ass smell of urine in the room Garrin would be in, even though it is supposed to be the 3 year old - we are potty trained - room.
4. Dirty kids, dirty backpacks, dirty lunchboxes. I am talking the kind of dirty that these items get after at least 4 months at school.
5. No teacher in the room because "she's at lunch" at 10 am in the morning.
6. A diaper pail. In the room that is for the potty trained kids.
7. The schedule for the month........for August......It's September 17th.
ya - buh bye.
Here is what I was looking for in a preschool.
1. A lock on the front door. A doorbell. And someone who comes to the door and opens it once she knows I am not carrying an AK-47.
2. A handshake and a welcome. And most of all, actually remembering our phone conversation 2 days ago. And being attentive to my concern about Garrin's speech delay. Talking about it without my bringing it up first.
3. Garrin walking into the 3 year old (clean) room and getting a giant smile on his face at the sight of:
the other kids
4. Feeling right at home.
5. The love for children that the director expressed in words and actions.
6. And Garrin asking every couple of minutes "Me, Garrin, School?"
So what was this mom to do?
I asked if I could leave him there today..
He starts on Monday. We get to go by a "Ka-Chow" backpack (Lightening McQueen) and lunchbox, as requested by Garrin.