Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Working Mom Blues

I feel like a crummy mom. Kindergarten registration in our district was back in February. I left work early to sign up right around 4:00, a few minutes after school let out. The woman in the school office was NOT pleased as she was “off the clock”. She ended up giving me some info and telling me that I could sign up tomorrow around 8:00 am. I sent P back with the stuff and later I find out that registration hours were something like 9-2. What? Okay. So fast forward to April 29th, Kindergarten Orientation. Which they didn’t tell P about when he registered and that I found out by reading on the school district website. And you guessed it – times were only DURING THE DAY. When I called to ask about it, they were quite rude. All the other schools I looked at had an evening program. WHAT ABOUT THE WORKING PARENTS? Sigh. I guess this is how it is going to be. There are a LOT of stay at home moms in my sub. Because I was gone twice last week to take V to GI appointments (more on that later), and once to go to the Dentist this week, I just couldn’t miss more work. P had VIPs in to his office from out of town. We have no grandparents or aunts nearby. So she didn’t go. I feel like the worse mom in the world.


Kari said...

It sounds like the school isn't really considering all the parents that have to work during the day! My parents both worked outside the home too. I'm sorry the school didn't offer better hours for parents to work with.

MrsSpock said...

I feel your pain!

Laura Diniwilk said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This post caught my eye as I'm a working mom too. What a crappy situation. The school I was planning on sending Adriana to since she was born just got rid of aftercare for the pre-k program, and they won't let her go to the K-8 aftercare. WHAT IS THAT? There is no way that they just expect every mom to not work, right? Anyway, don't let their stupid rules make you feel like a bad mom. I don't know you (yet - but I'm now following), but I'm sure you are a great mom or you wouldn't be upset about it!