Since September we have had Tiger in a French school. This is the same French school that Stella attended last year. Stella tolerated this school but never connected with any of the kids and as far as I can tell she simply tolerated. She loves her school now.
Tiger however is a different kid than his sister. Stella will probably be the teacher's pet growing up, Tiger is the class clown. He loves to make people laugh and giggles a lot, but following instructions is not his strong suit, in English, I can only imagine how he does with French.
Back in October before Fall break we brought back Tiger's stuff. Among it was a moldy cup that we had dropped off in September. I figured it was a bad cup since there was a perma-straw and and resolved to just have him bring a normal boring cup.
When we got Tiger's stuff before Christmas break there was his cup, covered in mold. I washed it in the dishwasher and it was still fuzzy, I washed it again and the black never came off. I threw it away.
When we talked to them about it this morning they said they have the kids rinse out their cups. It was then I knew what happened. Tiger did not understand or if he did did not rinse out his cup well. And who depends on a three year old to do the dishes?
All Christmas break I have been thinking about Tiger and his school. There are at least 25 kids in his class. They are not bad kids but there are 25 of them and some of them hit and there is only one teacher. Tiger is not a kid that is just quiet and well behaved because he should be. He needs attention and I worry he is not getting it.
I am thinking of pulling him out. I could put him at the army day care a few days a week, which is okay but it is day care, not preschool, it has a better baby to adult ratio but they mix all the kids from 6 weeks to 5 years together which just seems like bad news for all the kids involved.
There is Stella's school which would cost me a pretty penny and I don't think they have any space.
There is just hanging out with mom, which is great, but I want to work out sometimes.
I just don't know what to do but I do know something needs to change.