A sticky situation
I’ve been so hit or miss with the posts lately that I realized I never told you about a little discussion with Belle. Understand that Belle has only attended church affiliated schools up until this year, so singing songs of prayer before snack or lunch is normal to her. We don’t generally say prayers at our meals at home because I don’t think my husband would appreciate it. Sometimes Belle will ask to sing one from school and we always oblige her.
As her birthday approached, we made plans to bring cupcakes to school. She was very excited to have me come up to school to celebrate. She happened to ask me a few days before why they don’t sing prayers before snack or lunch and I said something like you just don’t do that at this school. I was caught a little off guard, I guess, and didn’t have a good explanation. Then she announced that she was going to sing her prayer from preschool when I brought her cupcakes. So, I had to give her a little more explanation. It made me sad to tell her she couldn’t sing her sweet song. Partly because I’d love for her to be in a private Christian school and partly because I realized that while she is surrounded by loving teachers, there will be something lacking in her education that I will have to supply. I’ve taken a bit of a back seat on these matters, trying to balance my beliefs with those of my husband. Now I am the sole person that can meet those needs. We’ve found a church we (Belle and I) like. Little Bear and Little Lamb seem to like the nursery-there’s only one class for all kids 0-2. They do have Sunday School, but we haven’t been yet. I didn’t want to push Belle to early knowing that Kindergarten has been such a big hurdle for her. Maybe it’s time now.
Anyone out there have any ideas or tips for me?