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Preschool Woes

“Mama, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home.” “But you like school, don’t you?” “No, I don’t like it.” “Well, what do you do in school. Play games? Read stories? Make sandcastles? Feed ducks? Sing?” … Continue reading

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The Rules of Preschool

This will be the preschool edition. Here’s a list of things that I have learned these past two weeks, the hard way. 1) When you drop your kid off, drop him off and go. They told me to do this. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cesspool, I mean, Preschool

So, it is Thursday. The babies should be well into their learning and playing at preschool. But no. They’re here with me. Watching Sesame St., no less. This is not because I feel I can do a better job teaching … Continue reading

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The Dreaded First Day of School

I’m sitting here, listening to the whirring of my kitchen lights because for the first time in the 18 months we’ve lived here, I can hear them. It’s quiet here, now, too quiet. I work from home, so you’d think … Continue reading

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The Preschool Problem – Part IV: The Visits

School  1:   I walk into the first preschool building with a twin on each hand at 12:30 p.m. It’s a small place, three rooms total, with a small playground outside. It’s old. It’s not sparklingly clean, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Preschool Problem – Part II: The Phone Calls

Fun fact about preschools here: Did you know the registration takes place in January? In January! For the next year. January. See, my thought was, welp, the school year just ended, guess it’s time to call for the next one. … Continue reading

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The Preschool Problem: Part I – Should You Do It?

My kids will be three in August. They are not babies anymore. They hang out at home with me as I clean the house and do freelance work here and there. We play games, we go for walks, we play … Continue reading

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Learn Through Play

“I’m a frog, mama, I’m a frog…riddit, riddit…I need flies!” Cue two babies hopping around on all fours. Soon one of the frogs finds a toy dog on the floor. “Uh oh!” she says. “Bad dog, bad dog, bite frog!” … Continue reading

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