Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Did I Screw Up????

I am beyond upset right now. I registered my youngest to start preschool in the fall. She will turn 4 in August. I went to the preschool over a month ago (in January!!!). They told me she would be in either 3 or 4 days program depending on how many people register, etc, etc.

So I left there telling her how much fun she's going to have (I showed her around the place). We've been talking about it a lot to make her excited about going.

Well today I decide to call the preschool to find out what program she will be in (3 days or 4 days a week). Turns out she is now #12 on the waiting list for ANY program!!!!

My heart sank in my chest and as soon as I hung up the phone the tears came. I feel so disappointed in myself for not registering elsewhere in case something like this happened. I didn't think something like this would happen. I gave them a deposit check last month, I thought she was in. The check has not been cashed yet. I am so upset.

Right away, I try to pull myself together enough to call another preschool that I thought about before after I quickly filled out an application online and hit the submit button. The lady there took my name and number and said she'd call me back to let me know about availability.

Now I am sitting here, sulking, thinking I am usually a better planner than this and I should have registered other places. I truly thought January was early enough for the following fall to register!

Either way, now I'm hoping more for the 2nd place to call me back with good news because now I'm holding a small grudge against the 1st preschool (not sure why...maybe I"m just too upset right now)

OK, vented publicly now. Keeping my fingers crossed that my little one will not miss out on preschool before Kindergarten because her mother didn't plan very well :(

Anyone remember the movie with Steve Martin (Parenthood) when he had a vision that his kid is in a clock tower at a school shooting people because he made him play 2nd base in baseball? I have had nightmares of screwing up that badly with my kids!


  1. aww, rhonda I'm sure it will be ok... waiting list shmaiting list... It will all work out. there has to be more pre k's out there. Look on the bright side. and I am sure it has nothing to do with your lack of planning they should have told you that when you wre there to sign up. Don't be so hard on yourself.

  2. Just like Rachel said, Don't be too hard on yourself. I wouldn't have thought of planning with another preschool in case my child went on a waiting list. You're daughter will understand. You are her super hero no matter what.

  3. Maybe you'll still get into the school you want... there are a lot of people who will put a deposit on a school "just in case," and then end up not using the school. There's still hope!

  4. Yes I know that movie and what your going through, frustrating.
    I like the rollercoasters though;)