So, do you want your kid to have the best possible education? Experience? Activity? Well, good luck figuring out how, because man, the options are insane.
We're struggling in finding a preschool for #2 and #3 (for next year). We have myriads of options (think Christian schools, daycare schools, High school schools, community schools, private schools) and zero chances of getting in. ("I'm sorry, you should have applied in January even though you hadn't even known you were moving to our community at that point in your life...")
Then there's the activities they can choose from: Soccer, Swim lessons, swim team, dance, ballet, gymnastics, piano lessons, t-ball, karate, etc.
Well, once we limit all these activities (and find a preschool) there's the cost involved. I mean, everything costs money, right? Yes, and sometimes your arm and occasionally your leg.
So, DH and I are in the midst of deciding what is best for our children. And for which children (that's not to imply that some children don't deserve the best). Of course, I could go for the teach-them-everything-myself-because-I-can't-handle-this-stress kind of route, but then that would induce the I'm-so-stressed-because-I'm-teaching-them-everything kind of route.
What would you do? And in fact, what do you do with your children?