Oh. This Thursday we have an appointment to visit a little preschool five minutes from here and see if Lulu wants to go there a few mornings each week. Oh.
The woman on the phone, who is a teacher filling in for the director while she's on vacation, said that the cost is less than half what Pete's old daycare had quoted us for the same amount of care - time-wise, anyway. The other moms I've spoken to who've sent their kids there speak very highly of the place. One lady said they do a good job with the "social" stuff, even if they don't do a whole lot "academically." I'm going to need to ask about that at our appointment, but the reason to allow Lulu to have a daytime office is for the "social" stuff anyway so unless they're opposed to the alphabet and never count with or read to the children... Well, we'll see. We might have to keep looking. Or we might have a morning coming up to dread/look forward to.
It'll be good, though, for everyone. Lulu will meet new people and have new experiences she's not getting spending every minute with me. I'll have at least two, probably three, kid-free mornings to get stuff done (or read all morning) without being interrupted by lovey-pants sweeties who are to cool to resist, even if the laundry that needs to be folded is from two weeks ago. And I'll be able to do more stuff at Pete's daytime office - like reading buddy or library help, stuff that would be tricky with a toddler in tow. And I won't need to get a sitter to observe Pete's class.
And it's only five minutes from here. So if I missed Lulu too much one day, I could just go get her...