So DD is starting Prep next week (eeeek!) and to ease her into the transition I've already started doing a school routine with her. My mum thinks I'm a total nutcase and constantly tells me so.
To expand... Last year, DD went to Kindy Mon-Wed, 7.30-4.30. Thursday's she spent the day with my mum and I had Friday's off for us to spend together.
My work has been amazing and has allowed me to restructure my working week to mon-fri, 8.30-3.15. DD will attend the private school one street over, which has its hours as 8.30-3. So I will be able to do pick ups and drop offs, without needing before or after school care.
Like I said, to ease our transition, I started working these hours this week and DD has been going to Kindy every day, but only for school hours.
My mum has been giving me enormous criticism over my decision. She thinks I'm exhausting DD before school starts. She tells me she's never heard of anyone ever doing something like this before; that everyone she's talked to thinks it's a ridiculous idea; and I'm therefore somehow in the wrong.
Has anyone else done anything similar? I'm a being ridiculous?