One of the many things that has had me preoccupied in recent weeks was a mailing from the school district with an assignment for miss Payton Jayne in PM Kindergarten.
This mama does NOT want PM, for a million reasons, including:
- I work in the morning
- I put Morgan on the bus in the morning. I don't want to have to then wait @4 hours before Payton gets to go to school. She has zero patience. And neither do I. It's a nightmare, lol.
- Kids are fresh in the morning. School doesn't start until after lunch? NO. Not doing it.
I called the school and learned that they were really Kindergarten heavy, and eventually assigned kids based on their bus route. Yes, we live in a PM bus area for Kindergartners. There is no AM bus available to bring her home. But she could ride the bus in the AM to school with her sister, and I could pick her up, etc.
I got put on a waiting list, and have been twiddling my thumbs for WEEEEEKS.
School is already in session for the older kids, and it wasn't until "emergency" funding was released this evening that I finally got the word: A new teacher has been added part-time. And she's AM. And she happens to be the same teacher that Morgan had in Kindergarten.
I'm not kidding. I started shaking and almost cried. Hallelujahs were definitely in order. I know this sounds silly, but that reverse schedule was going to make this school year extremely difficult for me to organize. I work part time but I work 8 hours some days, and if Steve isn't home (he's gone for 48 hours at a time), I don't feel comfortable asking my sister or a dear friend to watch her if she was going to have an opposite schedule from their Kindergartner. This makes me feel so much better.
Anyway, a dear friend told me not to worry, and it turns out, she was right. I could have saved about 7 gray hairs that recently sprouted if I had just listened. It all worked out in the end, and it also turned out much better than I could have hoped. I love it when that happens. And now I can make a hair appointment to wash that gray right outta my hair because I now know when I'm free.
Have a great Wednesday! Davinie