Dual enrollment

We're considering dual enrollment for Yusuf and Cassius at our local elementary school. Really it's just music and PE, and it's only 1/2 hour four days per week. And they'd be in class together which would be pretty convenient.

I'm having a hard time finding social things that a) I feel I can get us all to without wreaking havoc with our schedule and b) do not cost an arm and a leg. This seems like a pretty good option. It's also from 8:45 to 9:15, which should be before baby's first nap (once that time comes, which won't be for a while) and early enough that it shouldn't really interrupt anything else, it would just delay our start of the school. And hey, it's free. And Cassius would get to maintain some of the friendships he's made, hopefully.  And during the winter the opportunity for them to burn some energy would be nice!

My conundrum is, what the heck are the rest of us going to do for thirty minutes? It's not really long enough to run to the store (at least not if you have two, then three little kids). It's not really long enough to come back home when you consider time spent loading and unloading from the carseats, and in the winter time time spent bundling up.  And if we walk, which we usually do because yay, exercise, we'd get back home for like 5 minutes and then have to turn around and go back.  I'm wondering if we could just sit in the car and possibly do reading lessons with Mercedes, or watch a movie, or listen to an audio book. Or listen to those annoying songs that teach kids stuff like alphabet, books of the Bible, whatever.  I can also nurse the baby; I'll just be sitting there right?  We probably can't go play at the school's playground since I bet students will be there but that might be worth looking into; maybe kids don't have recess first thing in the morning. I don't really know. Ben doesn't do too well with being constrained but perhaps he'll grow out of it. Ha.

Any thoughts or ideas on this are appreciated! Oh and they said also they wouldn't be counted for attendance, so I wouldn't be in trouble if we didn't come for whatever reason. So that's good because I'm not sure they'll be able to make it when, say, I'm in the hospital giving birth. :)


  1. What if you walked from the school parking lot, around the area, then back to the school 1/2 hour later?


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