Today I had such great fun having lunch with a friend. We’ve been trying to have lunch forever and somehow it hasn’t worked out. Well, today was the day! Awful weather and all. We braved the cold, rain, and slush and met at Panera and we sat there and talked and talked for over 2 hours!! Our daughters went to school together from 5K through 2nd grade. Although we have moved to another district, they are in the same grade, so we have a lot in common. And the same girl drama. Although hers is much more laid back than mine. Her oldest daughter is also our babysitter. Best sitter ever! Wait… am I allowed to use the word “baby”sitter anymore? I should just say sitter.
Oh, we talked about every topic under the non-existent sun today. We really should run our respective schools. Since we identified multiple issues at each school, we would do a MUCH better job of it. Since neither of us work full time, maybe we should just open a new school. Since our kids are also open enrolled and we both drive all day to get our kids to school, that sounds like an even better idea. We could build a school in our district, run it single handedly, hire all our friends, hire only the very best teachers, stealing them from the schools we like, of course, and pay them huge salaries. Hmmm, how can we make this work, and make this happen before next fall? Anyone want to grant us millions and millions of dollars?
Sometimes I wonder if I should have left my daughter in that nice small country school. Stuff happened and feelings got hurt and we moved on. She’s in a great district now, but it’s big and we have to move. Was it a good decision? I’ll never really know. I think she has definitely gotten smarter and is likely getting a better education. It is one of the best districts in this part of the state with one of the best athletic departments (although she hates sports). They awards millions in scholarship money every year that smaller schools don’t. But, she will also most likely graduate with over 800 other kids and won’t even know half of her class. I’m not a big fan of that. I’ll be lucky if I can get a picture of her when she crosses the stage. I graduated with 118 and knew every single kid. I really just want her to make great friends and have fun, while getting a good education. I hope she doesn’t lose touch with those kids she spent her first 3 years of school with though. We’ll only be 20 miles away.