Sunday, September 11, 2011

This Week: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This week has been quite the roller coaster.  I spent last weekend in Utah with my family for my littlest sister's wedding.  I didn't take Anton or the kids, and I was there for less than 2 days.  It was a whirlwind.  I also didn't even take my camera out of my bag, so no pictures.  It was a fun wedding with lots of quirky elements, like the bridal party wearing Converse and Vans and the bride's maids wearing their hair tied up in bandannas, etc.  It was fun.

I came back and jumped right into our second week of school.  I reactivated my membership to 24 Hour Fitness and was able to go swimming for the first time in forever.  The kids always made it too hard to go, but with them both in school, I actually have time to exercise!  It's so nice.

Then I got bad news.  The schools here have no idea how to balance their student loads, so two weeks after my kids have been in school, they now have to move to a new school.  I am so miffed about this whole thing, and there's nothing I can do about it.  They're getting sent to a school that gets terrible ratings and I hear really bad things about, but I have not choice about where to send my kids in this district with "open enrollment."  It's so messed up and backwards.  I'm tempted to just pull them out and homeschool them until their spot opens back up in the school they've been at, but I'm loathe to give up my all alone exercise/housework/grocery shopping time.  We'll give this new school a try, but I didn't get a whole lot of positive vibes when we visited on Friday.  Definitely a different demographic from our current school.  And now instead of walking to school everyday I'm going to have to drive back and forth 3 times a day.  Blah.  It's just a big mess.

So this week had it's highs, and it definitely had a super low.  Hopefully this next week can just level out and be "normal."


Steve and Julie said...

Seriously?! I'd be ticked too! The driving alone would tick me off - let alone the poor education! I am so sorry. Hopefully they will get back in.

Linds said...

So sorry Amanda. I would be just as upset if they switched our school. But our situation is different, they are already at the less desired school. It's been okay so far, we decided to give it a try when we found out our rental went to this school and not the one we thought. I wish you the best with seems like SO many people I know are dealing with terrible schools!