Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Words on Wednesday - don't worry

















































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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

6 comments:

  1. Jen Thompson4:50 PM

    oh my goodness what a nightmare. Don't worry I would have been just as freaked out as you were! We don't have AM or PM kindy here, it's just all day Kindy but I can imagine what you were going through because I work until 5pm 3 days a week and always need someone to pick Ashleigh up from school. Why can't there be more jobs in school hours??!!

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  2. ha. glad it all worked out!! i just had my hair colored again - ug that gray grows back so darn fast. :)
    dani

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  3. Glad it all worked out! We were spared that headache this time round as our province has mandated all day kindergarten. Now that the 2 week long, incredibly painful graduated entry is over, my daughter will have the same schedule as her older sister. Makes figuring out daycare/work schedules for me and the 2y.o much easier!
    Good luck with the rest of the year!

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  4. God is good, ALL the time!!! Those Hallelujah moments just prove once again how much he loves you :D

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