Hand raised in the air, I'm a mom, yep that's me.
A full time, working mother that is and I have a dilemma.
With Madison starting kindergarten this next school year I have a few complicated scenarios to overcome.
1. She isn't within any school boundary that we wish to send her to.
2. She has no ride to and from school or a place to stay before or after school.
3. Did I mention she is already going to be five and starting kindergarten? Ugh! Where did the time go?
So I sit here thinking to myself, what do all of the other millions of working parents do? No school ends at 5:30 and begins at 7am. Thousands of children attend school and have someone to watch over them.
Thankfully we have had family step up and help out on snow days and half days throughout her preschool year but who wants the guilt of burdening family with their own issues?
I try my best to find alternatives before asking anyone for help but sometimes I feel like my hands are tied.
While the registration process for the new school year has already began I am left wondering how these problems will be solved and what decision will be made in the best interest of everyone.
Most importantly, I am concerned for the safety and well being of Madison and what kind of education she receives. On the other hand, the guilt that comes with burdening family with our numerous requests weighs heavy on my heart.
While I say a little prayer and hope that everything works out for the best I will also be a stressed out hot mess until it happens because that's just who I am.
To all the parent's out there, have you been through this?
How did you overcome it?
Are you a worried parent going through the same situation?