Some things in parenthood have really worried me. Apart from the newborn stuff I mean.
I am a bit of a worrier so it doesn’t take much to tip the scales. I’ve learned to accept that about me because it means I have to sort through my feelings and thinking to get to a decision.
I worried a lot how Bebito would “be” after the arrival of Little Lion. I was in a lot of ways right to worry. It made me think things through before they happened and I was as prepared for adverse reactions as I could be. In a way it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated and in others it really was.
And so I find myself worrying over the “school decision” for Bebito quite a lot. He is a bright and sensitive boy and he is thriving at preschool. We love his preschool and the Director has been wonderful.
We’ve seen a few schools to date and they all seem fine but none feel like the perfect fit. We have more schools to see. Some are ruled out by our lateness in trying to sort things out. In a way I’ve been relieved as it narrows down our choices. It’s not at all “like” me to be so unprepared. He starts next year!!
I’ve sought advice from many people I trust and have learned much along the way and yet I still find myself researching and looking for the right answer.
I know that his home life is the foundational, the most important stuff but I want to find a school that mirrors the way we see the world. Is that overly optimistic? I also know that realistically we are choosing a school for both our children so I want to get it really right!
I’m interested to hear your views! How did you find the school decision? Have you any advice beyond, “you’ll know the right one when you see it”?