If you don't live in Arizona, you may thin I'm crazy picky. But no. No one here sends their kids to the neighborhood school. All my friends send their kids to different schools. In general, you just can't trust schools here; so you have to hunt for what you think will be good for your kid.
All this work for a kid who doesn't even want to go to school. He's in Pre-K, and while he likes going, he's catching onto the fact that he's going to be in school for a long time.
With a very exasperated tone he asks me, "How long will I be in school?"
I tell him, "At least until you're 18. But then you can go to college and learn how to do whatever job you want."
And than he asked a question that hurt my heart, "What job can I do without going to college?" (zinger) So, now he tells people, "I'm going to be a firefighter because I don't want to go to college." (Although sometimes he mixes up the words "college" and "Chicago"- and people are quite confused.)
He doesn't want to go on a mission either because that sounds "booooooring". Daddy's job sounds "booooooring" too. Amen Parker. Amen.
It's hard to believe he'll be in elementary school. That sounds so old. Today he didn't want me to walk him into preschool. I'm taking that as a sign that he's ready. He's definitely more ready than I am. My heart aches when he's preschool a few hours a day. How will I do eight hours every day?!
(Parker and his BFF hanging out after preschool.)
Random comment Parker made- He put the hood of his jacket on his head and said, "I better put this on so my hairs on my head don't get cold."
He's also been telling us he wants "long Rapunzel hair". Which isn't true at all. He shuns everything girl. He won't even walk down the girl toy aisles at Target because, "ewww that's for girls." But this is why his hair is mighty shaggy.