For the first time in about three months, Steve and I shelled out $20 for a babysitter. And do you know what we did??
It better be good, you might think, after all these months of homebound solitude.
Well...We went to an information seminar on preschool. We have fallen into the "parent's who go crazy when getting their kids into preschool" category. Crazy.
We're applying to the Thomas Metcalf school, which is run by Illinois State University. It's an experimental lab school, which mean teaching students use new teaching techniques and yada yada. It's really boring.
But it's a public school and really, really hard to get into, so we figured we'd start applying now. So we got a babysitter and toured the building. Oh so romantic.
I had a playdate with my friend Sara yesterday and we were talking about this preschool/private school craziness. She went to public school and became a university professor. I went to private school and barely had the grades for state school. Sara's friends have a daughter, now in kindergarten, who went to preschool and is now bored.
So, besides for this school and one run through the parks and rec department that is within walking distance of my house (and has the children interacting with the senior citizens who frequent the center), we are not going to go through any craziness for preschool.
Well... not any more than we've already done.