So my older son had a Thanksgiving Feast at his preschool today. I didn’t know parents were supposed to attend these things. I mean seriously? I know working parents can’t attend but as a stay at home parent I’ve got my hands full for the three hours the Bubz is at school. I went in to pick him up, with Baby Chubz on my hip and was greeted by his teacher with,
“We missed you today!”
Now I love his teacher. Which may be why I felt so bad for not attending. Then Bubz wraps himself around my leg and says,
“Yea I missed you today!”
I felt pretty bad.
I smiled. I apologized. I promised to make it to the Christmas party next month.
Now I need to arrange for a babysitter to watch the little one while I go eat lunch with the big one. Which is great one-on-one time but a part of me is wondering just how much parental involvement is expected at pre-schools? I ask because I am planning to go back to work one day. The field of work I was in Before Kids (a time period hereinafter referred to as BK) was not very flexible and should I return to the same field I wouldn’t be able to take off for lunch to eat a Turkey sandwich with my son.