Friday, August 17, 2012

Fall Aproaches

The summer is almost over, and I'm excited and nervous for the fall. It'll be a big change for me, because Ari is going to school! I can't believe this day is already here. He's four years-olds. I remember being pregnant with him. I remember pushing him out. I remember nursing him day and night. I remember every moment leading up to Ari moving from baby to boy.

He's a little man now.

When I previously thought about the first day of school, I thought I would cry. But I don't think I'm going to now. I think he's ready for it, and so am I. I'm actually excited. I'm excited for him to meet new friends, and explore, learn, and become a bigger human.

It's going to be strange being home with just Samara. I wonder if she'll be bored. She's so used to having her big brother around.

I've already registered her for an art class, and I'm thinking about doing a music class with her as well. But I need to make sure I have time to work. I was thinking about putting her in some sort of day care for one day a week, but everything is so expensive! The trouble is I really need at least one solid day to work. I can transcribe and write during her naps, but it would help if I had a solid day to do what I need to do.

Changes are approaching, and I'm excited and nervous all rolled into one.

Friends in Brooklyn, do you know of a low cost program where Samara can go one day a week?

Is everybody excited for the first day of school?


  1. Nothing specific to offer, but most formal programs will accomodate less that full schedules. There's lots of day cares in churches - I don't know what the pricing is. You might find a college student who would come take Samara to her class or outings and free you up (I could probably help you find someone). But I would bet the most cost-effective way for you to get a day off is to trade with another mom - she takes Samara one day a week and you take her kid(s) one day a week.

    1. Oh yeah! I forgot about that. I actually met someone...


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