I have been going back and forth about this decision for my DD2, who will be going to K in Fall 2011. I need to register her next month for kindy. She turns 5 in May, is a chatterbox and extrovert (I am somewhat of an introvert and get tired when I need to interact all day). In our district, half day kindergarten (2.5 hrs 4 days a week, and just under 2 hrs one day a week!) is fully funded, and parents who enroll their child in full-day K must pay additional tution. Yes, this is public school. (it's about $3300 for the year).
Here is my issue: I have been a SAHM since DD2 was born. DD1 will be in 3rd grade next year. I am feeling guilty about wanting to send DD2 to school for the full day, when I don't *need* to. But to be honest, I am tired! I want some time to myself (6 hours sounds heavenly) but I feel selfish thinking this way. Plus...I know (from half day K experience with DD1) that many kids in half day K do lots of play dates to fill their afternoon time. I feel like my afternoons will be spent either driving DD2 to afternoon activities or hosting other kids at my house, neither of which sound very appealing to me!! I'm sorry, am I just being selfish? Financially, we have been saving for this, so we can afford full day if we wanted to. The question is, do I want to? Any advice or BTDT?