So, I did it. Got the courage up to break ties with our current preschool. Thank you everyone for your support on this. I sent them an email on Saturday – I know, not the most direct approach. But for those who read the long explanation of why the situation wasn’t working, I think you understand.
My epiphany was this: Tell them that our family’s needs and the school’s program are not a match, and tell them we’ll miss them.
So that’s what I did.
I figured they’d get the email immediately because I know they run the school off their iPhones.
They did not email back, or call. All weekend. Or Monday. But I felt released after I hit send.
This morning I called to let them know he wouldn’t be coming in. I asked his teacher if she knew about the email. Yes, she did.
Can I ask why? – she said.
I told her that we felt the program wasn’t a match. And she AGREED!
(Somebody scrape me up off the floor. I am completely blown away.)
She says, Yeah, his art teacher and I talked about it. He needs a place where he can get more one-on-one attention. He’s all about himself. The other kids are more about the group. The fact that he’s still crying at transitions after all this time isn’t a good sign. Yeah.
(OH MAH GAWD.)
(Yes, it would have been nice if we could have had a meeting to talk about what was happening and stuff. Like I’d tried to do. Oh well.)
So I said thank you and I was so happy to hear that they understood and were seeing some of the same things I saw, and that we were going to try a different environment for him; that we were sad to be leaving; that I’ll come by on Friday to get his stuff and say goodbye.
Now, to pick the next environment…