Monday, August 15, 2011

stress much?

That's what I am lately...a stress ball that is getting wound tighter and tighter as each day passes!
My little BooderBean will hopefully be starting Pre-K this year, and when i say "hopefully" i mean-if we get him into the school we want him into!!!

You see, because of Military Mans military location we had to live in a town that was within certain mileage regulations for his base.  Which was fine at the time, we live in the middle and each have a 45 minute commute.  Until now...things changed and his new base station is in our hometown 1 1/2 hours away from our house now so he is spending Monday-Friday in Ponca City working at the unit there, and comes home for weekends. Which we end up jam packing each weekend so we can cram in as much family time as we can.  So, with me working in Stillwater, and the boys day care being in Stillwater, the boys and I do the commute every day.  It's fine, and we've been doing it for 4 years now so we are definitely used to it, BUT we are definitely on the house hunt and are definitely ready to move north a bit!  Military Man will be retiring as a veteran of the National Guard soon, so that will open up more doors and opportunities as well.

With our living/working situation it's just not simple to go enroll your 4 1/2 year old into Pre-K, i wish it was a simple and fun task and that we were buying school supplies, school clothes, new backpack, etc. But all that is put on hold until we find out this week IF he got in or the transfer list!! We were the second people on the list for an out of district transfer back in April, so hopefully that got us some pull and he will have a spot!  If not then we will be looking into other options.
And all this is so stress full and hard on my precious BooderBean! His whole class is having a very hard time with the big changes coming up and alot of them (including him!!) are acting out, and turning into some very emotional kiddos. 

Say some prayers for us please, that this week brings great news and that BooderBean will be going with his school friends to big school on Friday!
This parenting thing sure can bring on early grey hairs, so I'm finding :)

(photos courtesy of my good friend, and budding professional photographer Amie Haar)

1 comment:

Lemon Wife said...

Girl I feel for you. I will keep you in my thought and hope it will all work out in the end. I have my own pre-k issue but mine are dealing with half days and transportation.