Some days when you are parenting, it all just feels like a crazy roller coaster ride. This morning things went fairly well. We've had less tantrums and we got to school on time, even a wee bit early.
Things were looking good as I headed for the Assistant Principal's office to verify she'd received my message confirming we would indeed prefer half-day kindergarten (the free kind) for our daughter next year.
BOOM -- we hit the first curve -- turns out she was headed into a school district meeting because the district wanted them to have more full-day kindergarten slots than they have room for... I pondered that for awhile in my noggin only to realize that probably meant no half-day kindergarten option anymore (although I couldn't quite allow myself to believe it yet).
Then I took the girl to school and we had a nice drop off. We were riding high again and I even managed to come home, make a grocery list, get all the groceries, meet the boy for lunch and do lunch at the girl's school too.
I decided to check my work e-mail and my personal while I was at home only to discover that in their ridiculously un-infinite wisdom, our school district officials and the teacher's union, rather than coming up with a public process and finding a true solution to their screwed up teacher hire and transfer policy, they did a behind-doors deal which one quickly realizes fixes nothing, and actually makes things worse!
Then I went to work which was nice enough. A little office time, a meeting downtown with grownups and coffee and chat. Then I came home. Still good until I once again checked my email only to find out that * Poof * (heading over the cliff) there will now be NO HALF-DAY KINDERGARTEN. We are now back to facing just over $300 a month in kindergarten fees! I'm ticked off no end by all this educational wrangling that's not so much working for me.
And how was your day?