I need some perspective here, i think.
I live in good ol' germany, where school is usually half days. dd1 will start school this summer and is very excited. the plan was to have her in school and afterwards in an afterschool program, since i plan to start working again beginning next year, and she would come home around 2 p.m.
now they stopped the aferschool program and changed the school to an all day school. so the options are for her going to school until 12. p.m. or until 4 p.m. without the possibilities of leaving earlier. She is so small and I don´t really want her to be in school that long, but 12 - that´s to early, I would not be able to work at all (takes at least 20 min travelling for me) - so I guess I have to put her into the whole day program. I feel pretty bad about that. WDYT?