Friday, July 29, 2011

One More Day

The song One More Day by Diamond Rio (my North Dakota roots justify listening to country every now and again) came on today and really seemed to capture how I've been feeling lately about our recent decision to WAIT on pre pre-school for our 2 year-old this fall.

One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

Like many parents, we want to provide our children with the best educational opportunities possible. So as soon as we found out about a new local education center, we immediately began to pursue our eldest son's enrollment by getting him on the waiting list. We were keeping our fingers crossed until this week when we got the phone call that he was in! We made a family trip out of touring the facility ~ the staff was all very welcoming and nice~ everything was very clean and efficient but- (and this turned out to be a big BUT) it wasn't home. That's when my motherly intuition hit me that HOME is where our Benjamin needs to be right now. I pulled Bart aside and expressed what I was feeling and he completely understood. His rationale was to offer me a bit of a break from taking care of two- but after seeing this place in person and learning about what they'd be doing (pretty much everything I'm already providing for him) we made the decision to wait. It's just not time for us yet. Since Benjamin is an end of August birthday, we also think he'll be an early 6 year-old to start kindergarten, giving us all the more reason to hold off a little longer. 

So until it is time I'm thankful for every one more day I have with more day for us to watch Handy Mandy or Curious George together in the more day for us to go on our more day for me to give him that hug right when he needed it, and one more day for me to stare into those beautiful blue eyes and take in his precious smile. As my own mother often says- Just where are you rushin' off to?


  1. Someone asked me if we would be putting Brayden in preschool next year, and to be honest, I hadn't really thought about it! I mean, he just turned two! But at the same time, I couldn't shake the feeling of "Maybe I need to just look into our options." We decided to wait until he is 4- and that decision may change. But for now I am totally with you- the best place is home- for now.

  2. What a good post, I believe you are an incredible mother and Benjamin learns everyday with you as he would in pre-preschool. What school where you debating about taking him to attend. I have been looking into a few but not this year maybe next and just wondered your thoughts?