Friday, March 17, 2006

Things have been going and blowing in my world. Husband has been busy at work. Bean has had Spring Break, resulting in my having to schedule playdates and activities so we don't end up spending every day watching Fred Astaire movies and doing nothing else. And, we are embroiled in the School Situation. In Texas, the "s" in public school stands for Suck. It's really shameful how poor the schools in my district are. So, we either move to the 'burbs - not really an option we're willing to look at - at least not yet, or we send her to private school.

Thus begins the cycle of trying to find a good private school that doesn't cost the Earth. The "best" private schools have outrageous fees. We're talking $10K or so a year for Pre-K. Ten thousand dollars a year for a half-day program for four-year-olds. That school ends up being $20,000 a year for high school. Bizarre.

We have found a school we really like, and that has rational fees. But, it's been hard and stressful and I'll be happy when "school" starts next fall and this is all over with.