Ask your child’s opinion.
It must be coincidence that this is the challenge today because we were offered an opportunity today for Mason to change after cares. Whether we take advantage of it or not is Mason’s decision. So we have asked her opinion about it and are waiting for her response. The gist of it is that Cooper’s school is now picking up children at Mason’s elementary school and bringing them back for after care. She currently goes to a different after care, but we have been hoping to make the change when the time came. Now that the reality is here (which I honestly never expected), I am actually nervous about it. There has already been so much change in her life, and I worry about having her change schools yet again. I know it is only for a couple of hours in the afternoon, but it is still a change. Cooper is certainly excited about the possibility. He would love to have his big sister in the same school. And I would love to have only one pickup! And I think Cooper’s school is exceptional, and Mason would get a lot more out of it than where she currently is. I’m torn about it all, as you can tell.
Part of Mason’s decision lies in whether the other child that is being picked up is in her class. She thinks it is one of her friends. When I asked why, she said she just heard the secretary talking about it. I have told her to ask her friend tomorrow, and then we will visit the after care room before she makes a decision. I know she would love to have a friend from her class there with her, so that could be a huge bonus if it is true. So this is where we are tonight… waiting for more information and for Mason’s opinion.