08 November 2012

Delayed

Today the boys had a delayed opening for school, due to the snow we got last night.  For Zeke, that's not a big deal as he's bused to and home from school - it just means 2 extra hours of him running around the house in the morning.  However, in regards to Deacon, it causes a bit of a conundrum for me.
 
Deacon is in the AM Kindergarten class at their school.  He gets on the bus with Zeke in the morning (because we're paying for him to), but we pick him up when his class is over around 11:30 (because there's no noon-time bus to bring him home).  On delayed opening days he goes in 2 hours late with Zeke on the bus, but then we have to pick him up at 1:30 instead of 11:30, and that's where the problem lies.

At 1:30, Finn is in the middle of his nap.  Therefore, the question is, do I send Deacon to school and either skip Finn's nap or put him down at 1:45 (he usually goes down around noon) and then deal with a tired, cranky, bear of a Finn all afternoon and evening long; OR do I keep Deacon home from school so Finn can take his nap like normal and be a happier, "normal terrible 2-year-old" Finn?  If I send Deacon to school, Finn's a bear for HOURS until he goes to bed.  If I give Finn his nap, Deacon misses a day of school.  It's sort of a lose-lose situation.

Today I opted to keep Deacon home.  Part of me says, "it's only Kindergarten, he'll be fine, they don't have a certain number of days they have to go to school at that grade."  Then the other part of me says, "but he's learning so much every day, and with him 'needing' the extra speech help he gets every day..."  Now, on days Josh is around and able to get him at 1:30, I'll still send him to school.  Unfortunately today was not one of those days.  But I can't help but wonder if I'm making the right choice?

1 comment:

Alissa Sarate said...

I think keeping him home once in a while on the days where there is a delayed opening is not a bad choice! I would. If you think about it. There may not be that many delayed openings and if there are, how many of them will Josh be around to help?! And then if there are delayed openings and you send him, how much is he really getting done with a pm class there half the time! It's probably not that big of a deal missing. Plus I know what it's like to have a two year old miss a nap! OUCH! Good Mommy decisions!