Starling - Adoption - wow! How exciting would that be?? I'm thinking of you guys and I hope the adoption process goes smoothly!! I have dreams of some day fostering, once my life is more together. My parents always fostered growing up, and my brother that passed away was a foster brother. I think because of him my main thoughts are on fostering pre-teen/teen boys, once I'm a bit older and can handle something like that. Maybe when R is around that age.
And I would LOVE to see you in May!!! Toronto isn't too far, that's where I got to school :) We could do something touristy together, museum, zoo.. There's an aquarium opening up too, but not til the summer I think.. Anyway, just let me know when and where :)
I didn't realize BC was different for kindergarten.. We have JK and SK here, so JK starts at age 3 or 4 (all kids born 2009 start this September). The school I was planning on sending him doesn't have full day kindergarten yet, so I'm going to go with a different one. I just don't see the point in going every other day when the other days he'll have to be in daycare anyway (less $$ for me!)
Sue - I'm sorry you've been having a rough time *hugs*. I hope your hubby gets a position in Oregon soon. It's not fun to wait :(
AFM: I really want to get a dog.. I've wanted to for a long time actually, but the timing has never been right. My life is always too busy. I always thought I would get one when R turned 5 but I think I might move that up a bit. In reality I probably won't get one until the fall.. I'm nervous about the extra commitment and responsibility and wondering if that will be the tipping point for my stress load.. But I also think it would be really great, and fun, and make my little family feel more like a 'real family', if that makes sense.. I think it would be really great for R too, especially because he doesn't have any siblings. A dog could be his playmate in a way. So, maybe soonish.. I was also thinking about this spring. It would be easier then for the adjustment - taking it out for walks, house training, and all that. It's exciting to think about :)