Which nursery school? The writing’s on the wall

August 24, 2012

Dear Max

After lamenting here and here about what school to choose for you, and after a long time of discussing and thinking, we have decided on School B, which is more of a schlep, but less soul destroying as far as schools go. I know this sounds a bit dramatic, but School B is a more homely, nurturing and “us” environment. Plus you got a spot, at this late stage, and for that I’m grateful and have made a virtual promise to help with the school’s newsletter and website as a thank you to the universe.

I know we should essentially choose schools for our kids first, but in this case I’m choosing both of us. School B is a place I can see myself walking into without a massive complex, helping at cake and candy sales, and getting involved with the “community”. And I think it will filter down to you. And I think you’ll find your groove and your place there, and I’m excited for us, compared to a sense of foreboding about School A, even worse than my own nervousness when I was at school.

Here’s to playdates, learning, growth, paintings, projects and your mom trying to work out the change at the cake and candy sale.




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  • Leanne

    I am so glad you guys decided on a school cool enough for Mom, Max and Dad! PS Every kid loves a mom who works at the cake and candy sale, better get your change making skills up to the challenge ๐Ÿ˜‰

    August 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Haha, so true. Best I get my abacus out ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Ruth

    So delighted at your decision. School B is fortunate to have your lovely family join.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thank you for all the support! Looking forward to hanging out with you at parties… Tnx for everything!

      August 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • MeeA

    Yes, it definitely will filter down!
    Kids pick it up instantly when a person, situation or place puts us on edge, so I’m really glad for you that you’ve found a school that’s good for all of you.

    I also based my choice of creche on the people and their attitudes more than anything else, and I’m glad I did. My boys are happy and comfortable there, and that’s all I really care about.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 29, 2012 at 11:08 am Reply
  • denita

    Glad u made peace with the decision and went with your heart! Hope Mac has loads of fun at his new school x

    August 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

      August 29, 2012 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Pamela

    I wish I had this settled. I have Baby OL down on a waiting list for 2014 at the school I would really like her to go to but they are already full. I am not left with two choices, neither of which I really am happy with.

    August 29, 2012 at 11:04 am Reply
    • Tanya Kovarsky

      I hope it goes well in any case. Good luck

      August 29, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply

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