Losing Sleep, Making Decisions

Friday, February 29, 2008
I was going to post a picture of Juniper and I that I took at 3am the other morning, but then I decided that the whole world really didn't need to see a picture of me looking that tired, no matter how realistic it might be. Okay, I'm on day four of three nights of little sleep, and I'm starting to feel the effects of it. I adjust pretty well to losing sleep overall, but after a few nights in a row, I'm barely completing sentences, losing focus, and my body (muscles and bones) starts to feel like I'm ninety years old. I hope I look back some day and see the humor in it, but right now, I'm not feeling too much like laughing.

Change of subject: Landon and I observed the first of two Montessori schools we are considering for Samuel next year. It was a positive experience, and I think we're both leaning towards enrolling Samuel, but I'm feeling a little sad about him being in school five mornings a week. If we decide to go through with the Montessori school, instead of leaving him where he is now, this will be the first of five-day school weeks for him until he graduates high-school. Although I'll miss him in the mornings, I know he will do well, and Samuel is the type of kid that would thrive with this routine at the right school. I've been gradually preparing Samuel for this transition now since he was 18 months old. First with "Parents' Time Off" sessions at the community center, then preschool two days a week. I never wanted him (or me) to have the traumatic first-day experience, so I chose to gradually transition him, which went well, and to this day, he's never cried when I've left him! Still, these decisions aren't made lightly for me. After giving this a lot of thought, I'm hoping the decision we make will feel right in the end.

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