The times, they are a-changin’

This morning Forrest and I toured the preschool at the sprawling, brand new, state of the art Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead. They were one of the few schools to get back to us promptly and from word of mouth we’d heard very good things about the place.

Walking through the various classrooms we saw all the things you hope to see in such places: clean rooms, happy (yet very busy) kids and controlled chaos. We learned about the curriculum and all the activities available and we just knew that this was the place that we wanted to send Lulu. As soon as we got home I filled out the registration form to enroll her in two half days beginning in the fall.

My lil lady's growing up so fast

Sure, it’s not as convenient as some of the preschools in Salem, i.e. not in walking distance, but we want what’s best for her (and eventually Rose) and we really liked what we saw. I’m sure next winter I will probably be cursing that decision when the weather is bad, but I wouldn’t be me if I weren’t disgruntled for some reason or another.

I also look forward to taking advantage of that YMCA for myself as well. I can already picture the days that Lulu goes to school: we’ll drop her off to class, I’ll drop Rosie off at the baby sitting room while I go get a work-out in at the gym and then she and I will spend some quality time together before picking Lulu back up from school. Maybe I’m romanticizing things a little, but after this horrible winter I can’t help but to look forward to a new routine for next year.

2 Responses to “The times, they are a-changin’”

  1. Auntie CK Says:

    I can’t believe it’s almost time for preschool! Little Lulu’s growing up!! BTW this is a great photo of her!

  2. Auntie Sara Jane Says:

    I love this picture. I need some updated ones of the girls. She will LOVE preschool.

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