Monday, March 21, 2011

(Literal) School shopping, THE END

(Earlier installments of the School Shopping saga can be found here, here, and here.)

It's done. The spot has been reserved. The registration/uniforms/books deposit has been paid. And the winner is...

...School A, the one I didn't even hear about until very late in the game.

I cannot begin to describe how difficult it was to step outside the School S comfort zone and take a chance on School A. But I'm confident we made the right choice, at least for this year. We can always re-examine the decision next year, if necessary. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be.)

In the meantime, I am almost giddy with relief that the school search process is over. I didn't realize how much it was stressing me out. Oh wait, I totally did realize it. Just ask Jeremy.

I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Miriam's classmate's mom, who mentioned School A to me off-hand a few weeks ago as we passed each other on the sidewalk. I went home feeling disgruntled because now I'd have to check out another school purely out of politeness just so I could be informed next time I saw the classmate's mom and not embarrass myself and her for not having followed up on her lead.

Little did I know that I would find a good match in School A, one that I wouldn't have found if she hadn't told me about it!

Now let the months of waiting (to see if our gamble will pay off), commence.

4 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

You know, you wouldn't have been able to make the decision on School A without having done the research on the other schools first. The comparisons were important in this decision. Good for you to be so thorough in your checking.

Liz Johnson said...

YAY! I'm excited for you. I bet she'll thrive there.

Crys said...

Sweet!!!

Becky said...

Congratulations! On making the decision and taking the risk on something that may be a little unknown. But I'm a big believer in Mom's intuition--sounds like you followed it!

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