Man, we are really getting into it about this. He thinks ds (will turn 3 this summer) really needs a couple days a week in preschool this fall. Sign ups are now, and he is pressuring me to get something lined up.
ds is very attached to us, and so far has cried EVERYTIME we've tried to leave him in childcarea the YMCA or in sunday school at church. I just can't imagine him cooperating with being left at school, and I am picturing myself spending several mornings a week IN preschool WITH him, and I just don't feel up to that.
Additionally, the idea of potty training him before September sounds extremely stressfull for all of us.
And finally, I keep him very busy with classes at the Y and playdates, and I just don't see him needing preschool just yet. He also has a sibling to spend time with. The only advantage to preschool that I can imagine is that it is "preparation for school," and geez -- he's only a toddler and doesn't need that!
Even if I'm wrong and he would like preschool, I don't think it will be a big loss. He can go next year, and in the meantime I get to keep him. I'm in no rush to get rid of him.
I really need my dh to trust *my* gut feelings on this one. But he is all for pushing our kids in situations like this.
What would you do?