I sort of fell into AP by necessity although I do have granola roots being a California girl . I bf'd and my ds wanted to nurse every 1&1/2 hrs and I truthfully didn't want to put him down most of the time. Co-sleeping went naturally with the bf'ing. Not circin'g seemed the only logical decision to make, why put him through all of that pain? Anyway, most of my mainstream friends have put their kids into preschool as of age 2 so they could get a break. I am really enjoying spending time with my ds now that he is 3, we belong to several playgroups and moms clubs. My dh is pressuring me to put him into preschool so "we can get a break." I guess I would like for him to go two mornings a week so I could exercise or catch up with dr's appts and get my hair done. Ds doesn't want to go though, he is soooo very attached preschool has no appeal to him. We joined a healthclub last year (age 2) and ended up quitting because the childcare attendants didn't want us to stay with our ds in the kids room. We refused to leave him to "cry it out" as they suggested so he would learn that we always come back to get him. Did any of you put your children in preschool? At what age will they enjoy going? How do you take care of yourself in the meantime (dr's appt's, hair appt's, exercise or "me" time?) We don't have any extended family here to help us.
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2/9/03 at 10:43am