I did it. I filled out the application for Jack to attend elementary school in Fall 2011. I’ll swing by the SFUSD this week to turn it in and verify my identity and address. After that we’ll get to sit back and wait to see whether Jack gets into any of the 10 requested schools. We won’t know until March or so. Jack will get a bit of sway when it comes to our #2 school because of where we live but since he has no siblings, is white, and speaks only English he is much further down on the list of students with priority. With that said, we live in an area where half of our neighbors probably send their kids to private school and there is a huge portion that are not white, so Jack might just be the minority. I really don’t know but we will find out.
In the mean time I am fighting to get Jack to daycare in the mornings. He is increasingly resistant to going. Today in particular he was not interested in going to daycare or going to his dad’s house afterward. He said, “I just feel like staying home with you forever.” I told him I know how he feels, that I don’t like going to work and would love to stay home, too. In fact, I had nightmares about going to work last night! Of course now he is going around saying he is having nightmares about going to daycare…oops.