Due to not being allowed to schedule for my classes until so late, I didn't exactly get the schedule I wanted. Actually though, my schedule would be pretty good for a normal college student. I only have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11-5 with a 2.5 break in there. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I only have one class from 1-2:45. On Fridays I just have two classes from 11-1. Like I said, if I was an average college student, I wouldn't think this was too bad. After all, there are no 8 am classes!
But, I'm not the "normal/average" stright-out-of-highschool college student. I have a family to take care of. NYEBoy's long days are on my short days. A has to be at preschool no later than 9 am, but she can come as early as 7 and stay as late as 6.
After talking to my Mom and Grandma in between classes the last few days, they've mentioned her being there too long. On Monday, I dropped her off early because of court. The rest of the week she's been there pretty much in the 8 am hour, but has stayed until the 5 pm hour.
I started feeling like I was a bad Aunt. This morning, I realized I'm not. A loves school. She gets to do some playing with her friends before 9 am. From 9 to 12, they do structured preschool. They do lunch from 12-1. Nap is from 1-3, then they get to play for the rest of the day. What's wrong with that? Nothing. She gets the educational aspect of Preschool, but she also gets to play wtih children her own age for a few hours. That sure beats having to sit in a car going back and forth to school.
She loves school. She never cries there. She got mad at me for picking her up at 5:30 one day. She wanted to stay later! Of course she misses me and it kills me to only spend a few waking hours with her before bedtime each night, but it's life.
She's going to school. I'm going to school. We're happy. She sleeps soundly straight through the night from having so much fun during the day. It doesn't make me a bad person, either. I do miss her, though.