Monday, August 13, 2012

Am I alone?!

Rylee has entered a stage where if we don't do an activity every single day she goes nuts.  It's so draining on my part because I'm having to constantly buy new toys or something to entertain her. (While I know that's the whole idea of being a mom to an active toddler)

If she doesn't get her way, she throws a fit..on the floor, screaming a death cry.

Recently, I've been looking into a part time school for her. Something that is some what structured, but where she can have fun, interact with other kids her age & give me a little break. I'm only looking for 2-3 days a week for a couple hours, so nothing too drastic.

Today, we went & checked out a school that is 5 minutes from our house. I liked it. The teacher to kid ratio was 1-6, but they're expensive. It's $88 a week for Mon,Wed,Fri from 9a-12p. They provide snacks, but we provide lunch.

We also went to a Montessori school & it was a little cheaper, for the same times, but it's about 20 minutes away. Which means I would be spending more money in gas to drive back & forth 6 times a week.

Now I'm contemplating on getting a gym membership for her & maybe a Kindermusik membership. I'm so torn because I want to do what's best for her & I just don't know what it is! I want her to have interaction with other kids her age. I know she's sick of sitting at home. I need to get her into something because I want her to be able to have fun once #2 comes & hopefully make the adjustment period a little easier.

Anyways, for anyone that's been in my position before, do y'all have any advice?

3 comments:

  1. we are going through the same thing here. I am not pregnant but Olivia has been using me as a human jungle gym and if I am not holding her, carrying her, etc she gets mad and throws a fit. I've been having back problems from always carrying her around so I am trying to find something for her as well. We joined our local library but a lot of the "play groups" haven't worked for our schedule so we have been trying to find things as well!

    Good luck girl!!

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  2. I'm in the same boat. I've been looking at a preschool that does twice a week, 9-12. I was thinking of doing it for me, but after reading this I realize that KB really may need it for HER.

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  3. Rian throws horrible fits too- worse than Aiden ever has! I recently looked at preschool prices because we want to put Aiden in before he starts Kinder- ahhhh the prices! Hopefully you find something not too pricey that she enjoys.

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