I'm trying to ease into a routine here with my eldest starting school in less than 2 weeks. So I think its a great idea! So far I'm not doing too well, I'm supossed to b getting up at 6:30am. Its currently 9:16am and I'm still in bed 😕😂
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22-01-2016 08:46 #11
22-01-2016 08:56 #12Senior Member
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Meh, do what u think is right for your kid.
If u think ur dd will benefit from these practice runs, go for it.
You're very lucky with your job, I'd kill to have that.
All kids are different. My ds managed a cross country move and starting prep all within a few weeks and thrived, whilst a little girl in his class was still upset at drop offs in term 4.
Do what you think you need to do, and tell ur mum to politely bugger off!
22-01-2016 10:06 #13
That's a great idea!! Might steal it OP.
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22-01-2016 11:55 #14Senior Member
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It's not something I would do, but I don't think it's worthy of your mum getting upset over either. Have you asked her why it's bothering her so much?
22-01-2016 12:28 #15
Thank you! I didn't think it was an awful idea.
DP also thinks my mum is upset because she missing her day with DD. I can admit that in the past, I've done whatever my mum/dad have told me is the best option, whether or not I've agreed. I became a single mum at 25 and had to move home until I was back on my feet, so I didn't want to rock the boat.
Now with my DP behind me, encouraging me to stand up for myself, I've been doing what I think is best and ignoring them if they disagree. I think they might be having a hard time coming to terms with that.
When my mum brings it up, I just say that I've made my decision and it's too late to change it.
DD is at Kindy much less than she usually would be. Last year I worked 9hour days, so DD was at Kindy between 9.5 and 10 hours. Now I'm doing 6.5 hour days and DD is at Kindy for 7 hours. Her Kindy is on the next street, in the opposite direction of the school.
22-01-2016 12:29 #16
22-01-2016 13:03 #17
Dd starts 4yo kindy this year and this week I have started with the strict bedtime & getting up/getting ready straight away routines for 'school days'.
She only has 2 full days a week (and an afternoon) but we don't usually need to get up early and race out of the house so its also good for me to get into the routine of being ready to leave by 7:45!
22-01-2016 13:21 #18
Have you checked that the school will be okay with the delay in picking up your daughter? Often the younger ones need to be picked up directly from their classrooms.
As for the preparation, doesn't sound strange at all to me. Completely understand why you'd want to help prepare her!
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