Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Babies are Growing Up

On Monday, I completed the task that every parent longs for and dreads at the same time - registering their first child for kindergarten.   Here we have the added complication of being able to choose what school our kid goes to, or go with the neighborhood assignment school.  Since so many of our friends go to a school other than our assignment school, I opted to take a chance on enrolling her in a "choice" school.  All my paperwork is in, but now we wait. 

In April we should get a letter telling us where we are going, or if we are waitlisted.  Waitlist will be agony for me.  I'm a planner, and I hate the idea of not knowing something that feels so important to me.  In the meantime, Dan and I took a tour of the school we are hoping to get into - and LOVED it, and have a tour of our neighborhood school tomorrow morning.

Our friend watched the kids while we went on the tour, so in the afternoon I repaid the favor (and because the kids were having so much fun they didn't want to go home) by taking everyone for cupcakes and a trip to the zoo.  We had a ball.  There are four new baby lion cubs that just went on display, so we headed there first.  We were the last group that got to see them before they were going in for the night.  It was perfect timing!  Of course, the cubs were at the opposite end of the zoo from where I parked, that we spent 3 hours walking back to the car - and seeing every animal along the way.  I had a bunch of cold and tired kids by the time we got home. 

I'm off to deliver food from the food bank now. 

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