Granted we have only been in school for a week, but every day when I pick up the girls, Abs is so excited about school! It's such a change from last year and so nice to hear her talk about friends that she is made, activities that they are doing, and things that she has learned. Em is starting to settle in, and has gotten over not switching classes, and she loves her teacher. Hopefully this year continues to go this smoothly.
I have orientation for Junior's preschool tomorrow. They know he isn't potty trained, and told me to send him in underwear. Maybe they know a magic trick? He will only go for a few hours in the afternoon, and in the morning he will go on post twice a week. I wasn't planning on doing two preschools, but since I workout in the morning and he just hangs at the Y, where they basically monitor the kiddos, I thought he might get more out of a controlled environment. We'll see how it works, but he is excited about both schools. I'm just hoping he gets potty trained!
Both of these schools are costing me a whopping $44 a month. One is free (through the school district) and they will evaluate him for an IEP and if he doesn't qualify then they will give me a note which I can submit to insurance and then he will get his speech therapy. At least that is how it is supposed to work!
I registered the kids for CYS, and it has changed so much. We get 16 free hours of daycare a month, $300 per kiddo to use on SKIES classes (language, dance, swim lessons, sports, etc.), registration was free, and I know that they will take the necessary precautions for his egg allergy.
This also frees up my time to volunteer with both Junior and the girls, which they are all excited about. I can workout, try Crossfit, and start my 30 day challenges (more to come on that one!).
So.....what programs does your post/base offer if your spouse is deployed? Do you take advantage of them? What more could they offer to make your life just a little bit easier? (Ours also will mow our lawn once I submit his deployment orders)
Tonight is also my favorite night of the week....trash night. 4 down, 48 to go.