The search for the perfect preschool part three: When a Mom has buyer's remorse
"I did the ultimate search for the right school. Once the winner was chosen, I did whatever I could to get my son in. Game over, right?
Wrong.The first year of school, I bit my tongue time and time again. His teacher was mediocre at best and because of a language barrier, she used words I found offensive to children. For example, when my 2-year-old son finally stopped tearing up after two weeks of going to school consisently she said, 'He wasn't a cry baby at all today."
Did you just call my kid a cry baby? Never mind the time I found my son outside the classroom at pick up time.
When I requested a specific teacher for the next year, not only did they not fulfill my request, not one person contacted me in order to tell me that he would not be getting the preferred teacher. Maybe this isn't the end of the world, but it definitely felt like they were showing me who's in charge. And Mama don't play that -- it makes me feel like I'm being held captive by a bad school because I'm afraid there's nothing better out there.
Now, I'm enrolling my kids in two preschools for September, the one they're already in and a back up. Is there something better out there, or am I just setting my sights a bit too high?"