Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Isn't it ironic?

Edited to add update: I put this in a comment but I will post it here as well.

Thank you all for your kind words. I am a big believer in signs, and that things happen for a reason. After a couple of days, I feel great about not putting them there and settling for a so so school. I am very happy with the one I found. They are enrolled and ready to go.





I am very hesitant to whine about this....but I still keep coming to it in my mind. Soooo, I just need to put it out there and get over it.


This afternoon I went by the preschool I visited last June when we were here buying the house. I wasn't that impressed with it. But I visited my first choice school: what looks like an inch on the map is really a 42 minute drive through the curvy roads of northern Kentucky's bourbon trail. I think I passed Maker's Mark, Jim Beam and Heaven Hill on the drive. Despite loving the school, I really can't fathom driving that back and forth every day for a mere three and a half hours of preschool.


So, I was ready to enroll them in the one here in town that I just so so liked. I went there this morning (after taking them to the duck pond). I held the door open for some mom with a baby and two other kids about Will and Livi's age. She went right into the office.....<---which I thought was super rude since I held the door open for her. Anyhow.....after waiting almost thirty minutes, the directress told me that the lady I held the door open for took the last two spots.


I was heartbroken....I even cried in my car in the parking lot. Granted I was just finishing up a visit with Aunt Flo....but dang, can't it be easy at this point of the PCS?


Because of my niceness<----is that even a word? I was given a physical "don't let the door hit you in the a$$" SIGN that I shouldn't have ever even thought of enrolling them there anyway. So I leave you with a little Alanis...


Hardly worth whining about I know....this is my trying not to whine! But isn't it Ironic?



24 comments:

The Kept Woman said...

OMG.

That freakin' sucks.

MAYBE, just MAYBE...there's a reason for this...

The Kept Woman said...

Or not...maybe it just sucks.

tommie said...

TKW- I am really hoping for the "there is a reason for this".....

But since Montessori costs $$$$, we are saving almost $$$ sending them to the other school here in town!

Brandt! said...

UGH! You have to think that there is a reason for why this happened!! Just think for every moment of complete and utter not-happy-moment you will be rewarded with twice the happiness!

suburban mom said...

OMG that sucks! That lady totally should NOT have taken your spot. I would be so tempted to give her a word.

MamaGeek said...

OH NO FRIGGIN WAY. What are the odds that rude girl would take your spots?!?

I, too, think this might be a karma matter. Maybe they weren't meant to be there for a better reason/purpose.

Or maybe, mean people jus suck.

Either way, it sucks a duck, and I raise a glass your way.

Joanna said...

Well that sucks. Go ahead and rant.

Wendy said...

Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, and Heaven Hill? If we lived there I could never send my dad to drop of the kid at preschool...he'd never make it!

If you had misgivings from the beginning about this school it is probably a good thing they won't be going there. Looking for preschools sucks. Good luck looking for a new one. You will find one and be really happy this happened.

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my word....I am in shock for you. SHOCK!

There has to be a really good reason for that to happen...I just have to believe that.

in the mean time....HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Ok Tommie, here is my first comment on your blog that I read everyday. I AM PISSED AT THAT WOMAN!!!! You don't want your kids going to school with that woman's children anyway. So what is your plan now?

~Tammy

J said...

It is totally worth whining about! Is there another preschool in your area?

Janet said...

That does totally suck!!!

More, More, More said...

I would have a hard time getting over THAT one and I wouldn't be whining I would be bitching!

susan said...

It sounds like fate is stepping in and keeping you from enrolling in the so-so school. I can't wait to see what it has in mind for you!

btw...it's perfectly OK to whine once in a while.

Don Mills Diva said...

I don't blame you for losing it = that is terrible! Hopefully there is a reason it turned out like that.

On a Limb with Claudia said...

Gosh, this has been an adventure. Hasn't it? I swear. I can only think that this is like finding the stuff about the house - a blessing in disguise.

What's your next option?

((hug))

I just know this is going to work out.

Monogram Queen said...

Wow that IS ironic! Don't give up and surely there must be other schools in the vicinity!

Meg said...

Oh no! I'm sorry that happened today. You are getting to the point where, although the move sounds very smooth - you just need a break. Maybe around the next corner one will be lurking??

megz_mum said...

What a shame. Hopefully the second option of schools is a HUGE hit, and the first preschool turns out to be "best avoided" anyway!

Desert Diva said...

I have this "long and methodical" reply, but I'm I'm just going to give you the the "highlights."

Some people are basically rude. I can't believe that this person that you were "nice to" by opening the door (without saying thanks) got the last two spots. The other day I was in a checkout line and a new cashier opened by saying "I'll take the next person in line." Well, this lady at the back of the line charges up to the register. I must be getting "gutsy and old," but I told the cashier that I was actually next. The cashier said that I was and the "lady in question" made some comment that it didn't matter, etc... Well, then why didn't she wait her proper turn.

Sometimes I despair, that doing the right thing and being kind doesn't really matter. However, of course it does. At least in the long run or the "karmic" order of life. For you, it's the example that you set forth for your children.

I'm going to actually make this a "question" post for my blog - doing the right thing. Just yesterday I bought a jean skirt and jacket (with other stuff at a thrift store) and the cashier didn't see the skirt and ring it up. I told her, but thought to myself why am I so "honest." It's because it's the "right" thing to do and I can't ignore my moral compass.

I'm so sorry that you are stressed with the move, but just like my wrist something good will happen. Your children will be enrolled in the "proper" school where they will learn and thrive. Just for the record, you're a good mom and a good person.

Fleur de Lisa said...

It's hard to see that there may be a bigger reason behind this not happening. I certainly hope that there is! But it is awful that your kindness was paid back with rudeness. That' just insane.

tommie said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I am a big believer in signs, and that things happen for a reason. After a couple of days, I feel great about not putting them there and settling for a so so school. I am very happy with the one I found. They are enrolled and ready to go.

IamDerby said...

Glad they are enrolled and ready to go. mean people suck. I searched high and low for a preschool for my son, asked for dozens of opinions...enrolled him in the "best" one. It was HORRIBLE!! We pulled him out after two weeks and enrolled him in the "so so" one, it turned out to be wonderful, so good in fact I am using it as the afterschool care when he gets out of Kinder this year.

Jenni said...

That completely SUCKS. It probably means that there's another school out there that is a better fit for your family.

It's still crappy though.