My 21-month-old son, Holt, MAY get into pre-school by the time heâ€™s a teenager.Â I learned this, after calling a specific pre-school I wanted him to attend, and was told, â€śAll full for next year. And the next year. And the year after that. But we can put you on the waiting list for 2017/2018.â€ť Say what? I actually thought I needed a hearing aid.
But, yes, my 21-month-old son may get into pre-school when heâ€™s six (and should be in Grade One) and thatâ€™s only a â€śmaybe.â€ť Why? Because heâ€™s still NINTH on the waiting list for the year 2017/2018.
I couldnâ€™t help but laugh when I found out that not only would I have to wait years, but also I was still on a waiting list. Then I cried, because I felt this was a parenting FAIL!
The administrator on the phone was very friendly, but didnâ€™t seem like the type who I could, you know, slip a hundred bucks to or get her so drunk that I could convince her to get Holt in earlier.
She actually told me that, â€śI canâ€™t even fill out most of the forms for the kids who have spots because half of them arenâ€™t even born yet.â€ť Then I laughed, because, how the heck was I supposed to know that I was supposed to sign him up for pre-school, not only when he was in the womb, or knowing now, that heâ€™d have a greater chance to get into a pre-school of my choice, before I even decided to get pregnant again.