When we moved to Edmond, I knew there was a Mother's Day out program a few churches near-by. I was/am very interested in it and it sounds like a really good opportunity for me to get things done without B and for him to be around other children and adults. I called and got information the other day.
It costs a little more than I thought, but it's not at all unreasonable and completely doable. Also, I was able to get the last spot on Wednesday (the day I wanted)! What a blessing to not even be on the wait list! It sounds like a great program, from what I heard. Plus, they would be teaching (for the most part) things we believe. I did find out that there is a MDO program at the church we are considering attending. Should I try there? Should I just go to this MDO at a church we never plan on attending?
I have my concerns, as well. B will not be 18 months until September 14th. The cut off day is September 1st, so he would be in the 12 - 18 month class. Will that hinder him from learning and growing if he's with kids younger than him? Will I be able to handle letting my baby be away from me for 5 hours a day when I'm perfectly capable of caring for him and doing things with him?
I know, I know. It's one day a week for five hours. Maybe I'm over thinking it and letting myself feel guilty for even considering it (well, more than considering because they are mailing us the forms to fill out...). Maybe what I'm looking for is encouragement. Has anyone done this recently? What do you think? How were your experiences? Are these crazy thoughts normal?
Help me process this, please. :)