Oh, do I feel like celebrating...Something monumental happened today...
I made my LAST Day Care payment!!!
Maybe this isn't real appropriate to talk about on a public blog, but I'm going to anyway. Because I know others out there have felt the same way. Here's the thing. The cost of Day Care was KILLING me. Every month for the past 4 + years, it killed me. As a single parent, it was really a struggle. And I was in the position of making too much $ to qualify for any assistance, but not enough to not struggle every month with the tuition cost. Don't get me wrong. I love where E has gone to Day Care. I am grateful that we have had a place where I can leave her every day knowing she's safe, happy and learning. The teachers are great, and I know they don't get paid as much as they should. But man...none of that makes it easier to afford the astronomical tuition cost. And the place E goes is not even as expensive as some others around. It's just crazy. I wish with all the campaign rhetoric going on, someone would address this issue. I haven't heard either of the presidential candididates talk about this-our country needs affordable quality Child Care. Don't get me started on this!!
In related news, I know the name of E's assigned Kindergarten teacher. When I told E, she said, "Oh, she's a bad teacher! She said no seconds on Goldfish!" Apparently Miss E remembers the teacher from Orientation. Lol!
So next Wednesday 8/22 will be E's last day at Day Care, then the next day, we jump on an airplane to go to San Diego! Can't wait!