This morning I took my first preschool tour (my first as a parent, that is). Here in NYC, the world of schools in general, and pre-schools specifically, is a crazy, kind of intense one. For a variety of reasons I won’t bore you with, children start school early here (like, at 2 years old) and even those from middle-class and lower-income families attend private school until kindergarten or first grade (and often longer, of course). We hadn’t planned to send Jackson to private preschool next year, and still may not, but for a variety of reasons I won’t bore you with, it is now an option we are considering.
And here in NYC, if you want your kid enrolled in private preschool in September, you pretty much have to make all the decisions (which school, what program, how many days, etc.) by, like, March at the latest. Little kids change so much and so quickly that it seems almost impossible to know what will be a good setting or a good match for your (my) child eight months in advance. At the tour today, I asked a question about how I should decide whether Jackson, who will be just shy of 3 years old in September, should be enrolled in the class for 2- and 3-year-olds or the class for 3- and 4-year-olds, and the woman said, “Well, is he potty-trained?” And I’m like, “Well, not yet, but hopefully in eight months he will be…” And WHY DO I HAVE TO MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS NOW?? I can’t even freakin’ decide what movie to watch on Netflix on any given night. Seriously, ask Drew. I make him sit through the first 15 minutes of like eight different movies before I decide I’m too tired to watch anything and want to go to bed. And now I have to decide what class on what days in which school is our preference for Jackson when he doesn’t even know how to go to the bathroom yet?
ANYWAY. Change of subject: the Golden Globes are this Sunday. Should we have a live chat in the forums? I think we should. Bring some bubbly and a snarky attitude so we can make fun of celebrities making fun of celebrities. Any predictions who will win what? I say “Breaking Bad” will probably win everything.