A Test Of Sorts

February 4, 2009 6:00 am

Today Jamie and I are taking a tour at the YMCA preschool for Graham to go to next year. The school he’s at now (he goes on Tues & Thurs from 9-12) is great but it’s about a twenty-five minute drive with traffic and it’s just too far to go for a three hour toddler reprieve. The new place is about ten minutes away and sounds perfect. I spent several days this week fretting over getting him in since they don’t open enrollment to the public until all returning students have had a chance to enroll. Who knew I’d ever turn into that mom who was freaking out over getting my kid into a preschool. It reminds me of that Law & Order SVU episode where the one whack job mom started offing parents of kids on the waiting list so her kid could get in. It hasn’t come to that yet…..

We’re currently in the middle of several projects around here (including a closet reorg which has me building shelves every night when the kids are in bed and dropping boxes of said shelves on my foot). Elliot is having surgery next Wednesday to have ear tubes put in. Like her brother, she just can’t catch a break with the ear infections and it’s time to go forward with the surgery. I don’t anticipate as bad a recovery as Graham’s was since her tonsils will remain in tact. Fingers crossed though.

I didn’t feel like writing anything today, mostly because of everything going on around here. Rather than scare some of you after yesterday’s potential mold-death comment, I put something up. Graham and I are sick again and Jamie’s coming down with it. I was healthy for two full days but now I feel like I’ve been hit by a train. I’ll be back around to catch up with you guys as soon as I feel a bit better and get some free time. Ha!

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  1. WickedStepMom

    Good luck getting Graham into the closer school. If you start to get too worried, you can always feed the other toddlers and their mothers some left over pasta. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck, Elliot!

    WickedStepMoms last blog post..A reminder

  2. K

    I just signed my son up for prschool. I was there waiting in line a half hour early with all the other crazy moms. Definitely something I never thought I’d do – but he got IN!! YAY.

    Hope you feel better soon (and that the mold isn’t involved in any way).

    Ks last blog post..The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  3. Cat

    Hey, let me know if you want some help. I’ll be happy to “off” parents on the preschool waiting list and pretend I don’t know you. Feel better!

    Cats last blog post..Eleven’s End

  4. Jonnny's Mommy

    I have to decide what to do with Jonathan next year when it comes to pre-school. His birthday hits after a lot of the deadlines so I’m probably going to have to wait an extra year.

    Hope things slow down a little for ya!

    Jonnny’s Mommys last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts

  5. Deemarie

    Feel better!!! Hope all goes well at the Y. Fingers crossed!!!!!!!!

    Deemaries last blog post..Where in the World is Dee??

  6. Deemarie

    Oh! And I didn’t do a Hasay this week, but since we started this crazy club, I’ve lost 12 pounds!!! I believe 5 came off last week.

  7. Sprite's Keeper

    Damn, that feels good to say again!
    Casey, have you tried a multi-vitamin? Or maybe threatening a time out if Graham keeps bringing home viruses? Or maybe suing Graham’s school since they are obviously the ones encouraging the kids to lick each other during snack time?
    Or maybe just feel better/ And post pictures of the closet reorg. I need some inspiration!

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Totally Randomized Tuesday- You know where this is going..

  8. Michele

    I started to comment then saw DeeMarie had commented. I squealed a bit then headed over to see how she was doing.

    I hope you guys feel better. Little ones tend to pick up every bug around. Good luck to Elliot!

    Micheles last blog post..Pull over and get the heck out!

  9. Pseudo

    Hope you guys all feel better soon. And i can’t believe I missed that SVU. I thoght I had caught them all on the reruns.

    Pseudos last blog post..Why I Try Not to Shop at Wal-Mart

  10. Keely

    Feel better!

    Keelys last blog post..I guess I’m not the only one looking for a Wii Fit

  11. jenni

    sorry to hear about the ick and elliot’s surgery. hope you all feel better soon.

    jennis last blog post..Wordless Wednesday #7: Brothers

  12. Michelle

    Oh no… it sounds like we’re both having a time of it these days, huh? I hope you feel better soon and that Elliot’s surgery goes well. Fingers crossed about the school!

    Michelles last blog post..Random Tuesday Thoughts: What’s dis? What’s dat?

  13. cyndi

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon, and GL with Elliot’s surgery! Now, does the loud nite-time closet building mean that Graham has gotten past his silence-only sleeping?? Can’t wait to see what you’ve done, since we could use some closet recovery!

    cyndis last blog post..Take another little piece of my heART, now babies

  14. HeatherPride

    Oh no!! So sorry you’re sick again. I’m all head-coldy myself. Tis the season!

    Yes, all my friends whose kids had the ear tubes and nothing else said they were back up and running around by the end of the day. No sweat. Good luck with that.

    Good luck w/ the preschool too. It is stressful finding a good place. I’m glad for mine but man, it’s not cheap. Neither is before/after kindergarten care, as I found out this week! I was hoping public school was going to grant us a reprieve from daycare costs, but no….

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Mush Mouth

  15. Heather

    Damn Casey…you really can’t seem to catch a break…it’s one thing after another it seems. Poor girl. Hope you feel better soon!!!

    Heathers last blog post..A little dopeโ€ฆ.so what!!!

  16. Katie

    Feel better soon, you guys have had one hell of a winter ๐Ÿ™ Poor Elliot, I hope everything goes ok.

    Katies last blog post..Mama said Knock You Out

  17. jen

    ooo. i know all about the school waiting.
    we are waiting to hear if stella got in the charter school for kindegarten … february 11th will not come fast enough.
    and the tubes. argh. i hope we don’t get there (but i have a feeling we will with this one).
    thinking of you. need help making shelves? i totally need a trip to your neck of the woods.

    jens last blog post..alternative occupations … first edition

  18. mrsbear

    Wow, I haven’t heard one of those EBS tests in years.

    A box of shelves? No wonder you’ve got a broken foot.

    Sorry to hear about your second wave of plague-ness. Max developed a fever last night and Marcus is hacking again, so I feel for you. It’s worse when you feel like shit too.

    Wishing Elliot a smooth recovery, I hope it’s nothing like Graham’s. Max’s was really a cake walk, except for the drowsiness. Crossing my fingers for your guys. And the YMCA thing.

    mrsbears last blog post..The End is Nigh? – Random Tuesday

  19. Debateur

    Reminds me of our kindergarden saga this year. We had to camp out for a spot.

    Debateurs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Daughters first picture

  20. Stacy

    Oh NO! Feeling like you got hit by a train is not good…hope you feel better SOON! Good luck on the whole preschool thing…hopefully he’ll get in so you won’t have to drive so far to have the short toddler reprieve… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Feel better soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stacys last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  21. GreenJello

    Feel better soon, and good luck with Elliot’s surgery.

    GreenJellos last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  22. Shangrila

    You just reminded me to enroll my son in kindergarten-yikes! Thank you, srsly. Hope you feel better very soon!

    Shangrilas last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Haircuts

  23. Sarah

    Hope you feel better soon, and good luck with the preschool hunting!

    Sarahs last blog post..My Wordless Wednesday

  24. shonda

    Keep us posted on the success of the tubes. My doctor has suggested it for my baby, but because I had them three times and had mixed success, I want some input on the modern tubes.

    shondas last blog post..The Genetic Love of Ranch Dressing

  25. Becky

    Yikes, I missed your impending death by mold yesterday. That’s what I get for not coming by!

    Sorry you guys are sick! We are temorarily avoiding it. I tell you, last winter I was still nursing Hank, and now I’m not, and I have really noticed a difference in his immunity.

    Beckys last blog post..OMG WHY ARE WE SCREAMING?

  26. Christy

    Yikes! it’s as crazy over there as it is over here from the sounds of it…25 minutes is a little too far to drive for that short of time (I remember those days & it was frustrating–not quite enough time to go back home and actually do something, but too long to hang out at the grocery store.)

    Hope you all feel better soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Lydia @ On The Verge

    Damn! I hope you can catch a break soon!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Can I Haz A Nap Now?

  28. Debbie

    I sure hope you guys feel better soon. Take a break and get some rest woman!

    Debbies last blog post..Breathing Room!

  29. Sandie

    Sorry you’re not feeling well. ๐Ÿ™ Alyssa had two sets of tubes put in…the worst part was when they took her from me to put her under. Recovery was a breeze compared to the adenoidectomy (did I just make up a word??). I’m sure Elliot will sail through.

    Sandies last blog post..HASAY: What?

  30. The Stiletto Mom

    I’ve been there girlfriend, don’t sweat it…it always works out with the pre-school thing!!!!

    The Stiletto Moms last blog post..Dear Facebook, Make It Stopโ€ฆPlease

  31. carrie

    Dang, you got hit by the sick bus!!!

    carries last blog post..My Universe Is Officially Off Kilter! {Random Tuesday & HASAY}

  32. cape cod Gal

    OMG! You and half the world are sick. I’m the only one in my office who hasn’t gotten it yet!

    Get Well soon!!! Maybe the mold will help!

    cape cod Gals last blog post..A Bit More About My Day….

  33. FoN

    You’ll be happy to have Graham closer. I don’t think you’ll have to kill anyone, it’s just the Y.

    Good luck with Elliot’s ears! I had ear issues as a kid and it is the most painful thing in the world. It is right up there with tooth ache and labour. Luckily, my rug rats haven’t had the same issues.

    FoNs last blog post..Facebook exists to remind you that you suck

  34. Captain Dumbass

    Ah ha! So that’s why I’m sick. It’s all your fault.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Resistance Is Futile

  35. steenky bee

    Thanks for the “offing the other parents on the list before me” idea. I was just going to steal the list, Photoshop our name near the top and hope for the best. I like your idea better. It’s faster and much more permanent.

    steenky bees last blog post..Best Songs, Like Ever

  36. Toni

    Good luck with the Preschool thing. I felt that way last year with the program I wanted to get Hunter into!

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