I found some Bath & Body Works lavender-vanilla conditioner on eBay for a price I considered MOSTLY reasonable (original price + reasonable mark-up for being hard-to-find + shipping + I really want it) so I bought it. But EVENTUALLY there will be no more lavender-vanilla conditioner left to buy. And I've tried other lavender-vanilla scents, and none of them are what I like. And what if Bath & Body Works DISCONTINUES THE ENTIRE FRAGRANCE??? Well. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, worry-wise.
The definition of insanity needs to be changed from "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" to "Reading blogs that trigger rage reactions."
I know it seems early, but this is the month to register for 2011-2012 preschool, so I have to decide if Henry is going or not. He'll be four years old this fall. The other four children will all be in full-day school.
Pros to preschool:
- Otherwise it's just me and Henry all day long.
- Social interaction with peers, instead of with siblings who think of him as a baby.
- Experience with an authority figure other than his parents.
- Fun stuff we don't do at home.
- Learning to do citizen stuff like stand in line and raise his hand.
- Me getting some time with no kids in the house.
Cons to preschool:
- $365/month for 10.5 hours/week.
I don't know how to decide. The money is POSSIBLE but not COMFORTABLE. Would it be better used elsewhere? We could make several extra payments on the mortgage with that. But I'm not social so he wouldn't get peer interaction elsewhere. Rob went to three summers and two school years of preschool, but he had social and articulation delays that caused not one, not two, but FOUR professionals (pediatrician, two speech therapists, pediatric neurologist) to press upon us the importance of preschool. William went to one year of preschool, but I don't remember our reasoning. Probably something like "We paid so much for Rob, it seems like William should go for at least one year." The twins didn't go, because $730/month was not possible for anything that wasn't saving someone's life. But we just made the last payments on our car, so the money for Henry to go is temporarily freed up (I've noticed that waiting too long to redirect the money causes it to absorb unnoticeably into the budget).