Aaron was supposed to start school on Monday. Needless to say Mother Nature has been an utter bitch this week so we decided to keep Aaron home.
I have to admit, Im a little relieved. I know he needs to go and that he will enjoy it and that it will be beneficial for him, but the thought of sending my tiny little baby big boy to school is a little nerve wracking.
Anyhoo, we will see what the weather is like next week, so long as it isnt raining we will probably send him.
Aaron is starting play-school on Monday.
We went to take a look this morning and we both feel comfortable with the lady who runs the school and with the school itself.
The hours are from 8:30 – 12pm, they get snacks and drinks, there are swings, two jungle gyms, two sandpits, tons of bikes and trikes and push prams and wheel barrows, a wendy house, four staff members and 15 children. There is a library of books and tons of toys. The other little children are friendly and range in age from 15 month to 2.5 years old. They have story time and craft time and if they dont want to listen or do the crafts then they can play or do something that they want to do.
Paul is a little hesitant to send him, he spends most of the day at home and hears him playing and gets to have cuddles and kisses whenever he wants. Rhona, the lady who runs the school, told Paul that he can pop in whenever he wants or even bring his laptop and work there if he wants to. So sweet.
So, off to school on Monday.
We think we may have found the perfect play school/creche for Aaron. Its round the corner from both home and work, the hours fit in perfectly with my work hours in the morning, its very unstructured, lots of playing and music, on fridays the kids bake challah and the cost per month is really reasonable.
We are going on Tuesday to take a look and if Aaron gives it his stamp of approval then he will probably start going 1st of June.
Paul is a bit hesitant to send him to ‘school’ but he know that Aaron needs the interaction with other children and the additional stimulation that play school will provide. Our housekeeper, Aletta, is also not so sure about sending him, she keeps telling me its too cold and he should really only start in summer, I think she is going to miss him.
I know he is ready to go, he loves playing with other kids and I know he will benefit from the experience. Its still a little sad to know that my ‘baby’ is going to school though…