I've been going back and forth on whether or not I wanted to send Eli to Mother's Day Out in the fall. I want him to have more socialization with kids his age and to learn new things, but I love having him at home with me. And if I send him, I can have a couple of days a week to have some one-on-one time with Ethan too.
Where we live, it seems like everyone sends their kids to Mother's Day Out as soon as the child is old enough. If I kept Eli at home, would he be behind? Or is he too young to start going to "school"? Those are the two questions I keep asking myself.
After much debate and discussion with Fred, I decided to bite the bullet and call around to a couple of places. Little did I know that there would be waiting lists in April. The programs don't start until September, but there are already waiting lists.
I want to send him somewhere convenient to home, where he'll have a good curriculum, and somewhere where he can play outside. As silly as that sounds, Eli loves to be outside and I am a firm believer that kids should be outside having fun.
So far, I've visited two places and fell in love with one, but we're second on the waiting list there. I ended up knowing several teachers there. It felt like home, but we have to wait our turn. I have appointment to look around with two other programs next week. Honestly, I feel like we're going on college tours.
Who knew sending your not even two year old child would be such hard work? I just keep praying God will show us the right program for us.