We have a dilemma at our house.
If you've been a follower for a while, you know that we absolutely LOVE Addison's school. As does she!
We all LOVE it. This morning, Luke and I spent 20 minutes out in the pasture hanging with the horses and llamas and ducks before he went off to his "school" aka Mother's Day Out.
Just a few yards from the nearest intersection lies a piece of school serenity on the outskirts of a busy and bustling city. It's a place of joy, happiness, and bliss. With only a handful of kids for each teacher, the relationships between teacher and student and student and student are strong.
Creativity and music burst out of the building. And Addison begs to go.
But when I pick her up, she is a different child. She is tired, cranky, and downright mean.
My precious 4 year old baby girl could better be described as a brat. There just is no better word. She's hateful, demanding, and lacking of self control from the time I pick her up until the time she goes to bed.
Unless of course, she falls asleep. Like she does on many afternoons.
I drop her off at school every morning between 8:30 and 9:00 and pick her up at 3:45. Now here's the dilemma. She's being an angel at school. Completely cooperative. Completely engaged. When she gets home, she's a complete bear!
I know she's exhausted. I just don't know what else to do.
I mentioned the problem to her teacher last Friday. She didn't seem too concerned, but of course she wouldn't. She's getting the sweet, fun, happy Addison.
I'm not getting much Addison at all. She's either at school or she's asleep or she's downright mad.
The whole situation really makes me want to homeschool even more (which I mentioned to her the other day, and she was not one bit interested). I know she's having fun at school and learning a lot at the same time. I just don't feel like her being this tired is the best thing for her four-year-old body.
I don't know a lot of other programs (if any) that have four-year-old programs that are all day long.
I guess I really just need some advice. I don't know what to do, but as a mom, I know I have to do something.
She's the only four--ld in her class (the other four kiddos are five), but they all went to school all day long last year when they were four.
Her teacher mentioned maybe only four days a week if she didn't get adjusted, but I don't know if that will really help from day to day. I just don't really know what the best alternative is.
Any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.
.....day 33 of a year of writing.....