As you probably know, I have twins going into Kindergarten in a few weeks.
12 days, but who is counting?
I am new to the public school system. I’ve never had a child in Kindergarten before, so I’ve been trying to pay special attention to the rules.
I’m not really a detail person, but I went to the orientation a couple of months ago and I made sure I wrote down all of the information on the best way to request placement for the children.
I know that you are supposed to take what you get, but I also asked and they like the parents input when it comes to twins.
About six weeks ago I sent an e-mail to the principal requesting that my children be in different classes but in the same family group. I also requested (for my own reasons, I have no problem with mixed grade classes, I just feel that this would be best for my children) a straight K instead of a K-1 class.
Last week when I took my (very late, don’t even get me started on my pediatrician’s office bureaucracy) health forms into the elementary school office I asked about class placement.
“You wanted them together, right?”
I went back and checked the e-mail.
See, I sent the e-mail to the principal from an account I never use. I figured sending an e-mail from goonsquadsarah might gets us off on the wrong foot. I thought my nice old Sarah606 address would look better.
The thing is that I don’t use that old e-mail because it doesn’t work properly.
It never sent.
So NOW I have to send a late e-mail from the goon squad e-mail address begging for not only placement, but forgiveness.
And I feel like an idiot.
And they will probably end up in some class together where they will fist fight each other everyday and tell poop jokes and talk about Death Metal Wednesdays.
And the principal is probably reading this right now after googling “goonsquadsarah” and she is most likely concerned about me starting all of these sentences with the word “and” – and am I supposed to be capitalizing principal?
Kindergarten seemed a lot easier when I was the student. Now it seems extraordinarily complicated.
I’ve got to get back to work. I’m going to have to start saving for their therapy immediately.