September 15, 2010

I'm being for serious

Way random I know but today I had an epipany while the twinsies got they're daily grandma time. Love love LOVE Alivyiah and Tridger, their already 18 months so it's time for me to figure this out once in for all:

Which is best and funner,
dropping them off at regular preschool/school like one of those mom's that doesn't love they're kids, or home schooling where you get zero pedis and seem all poligafrump?

61 comments:

Diana Barlow Blaser said...

All mothers in Zion would choose poligafrump.

Nancy said...

Poligafrump is my favorite new word of the day.

alainalh said...

If you ever leave Zion DEFINATELY home-school them. There is so much evil in the world and you can't risk them being infected with the sins of the other elementary school kids.

me said...

Poligafrump :)

Kamity said...

Easy.

Take 'em to preschool "for the socialization" and make sure to let everyone know that you're supplementing at home.

You get the best of both worlds!

The Nat Nat said...

Home school makes you fat, and regular preschool is for the kids who aren't going to be very smart. You need one of those pricey PRIVATE preschools!

Lulucarrot said...

*****Making Hubs pay for UBER expensive prek/school that SHOWS how much you love them. Then bragging abt the SACRIFICES you make for their little cute brains while getting pedi's. Just tell hubs this is wwwaaaayyy important and to make more money.

Jamie said...

poligafrump may now be my new favorite word :)

Heather said...

Poligafrump!? Hilarious!

BreAnn said...

TAMN, I think you know the answer to this one for reals- you do a coop preschool where you get a group the kids' age together and rotate houses and the moms take turns doing a lesson. (trendy AND minimal work) THEN when they're old enough for public school you do a super long post about their first day of Kindergarten and how "sad" you are to see them go, and then when they're in 1st grade you pack a ridiculously awesome lunch complete with a love note and EVERYONE will see just how much you love your kids.

Moniker Challenged said...

There are two ways to win this fight. Play the martyr card and home school (and blog about all the special dvds and flash cards for gifted children you bought as well as how the wee nippers have memorized everyone in all the quorums of seventy). Or, as is more your style, send them to the best or at least most expensive preschool around. Preferably one that doesn't have any minorities, because you wouldn't want any of that multicultural nonsense rubbing off on your kids. Then, tell everyone how it's been a challenge to cut back on pedis to pay for it, but that brilliant children like yours deserve it. (unlike, you know...poor kids)

Melissa C said...

YOu have to do a preschool class, and NOT one of the co-ops where you have to actually teach your children yourself and volunteer there. What are you paying them for then? People will think you are poor or don't care about your kids you aren't putting them in preschool. You could go big and do Montesori school now that JJWT is done with his school. You can use the money you would have been spending on HIS school for THEIRS instead.

Heather said...

Umm, NEITHER! Everyone know's that 'regular preschool/school' is for those other mom's, but you need to get your darling angel-kins into a private or charter school. [Charter school is better because you don't have to pay tuition {not that it would be a problem for you anyways} but you still get the benefit of having your kid's in darling school uniforms that just scream "i'm better educated than you!"in a quiet and polite way]
Also, a specialty preschool with a theme. There's one around the corner from me called Buttons and Bows, would you like me to get you there number?

Mom D said...

For rills? If you homeschool you can't show off how amazing you are to all the frump moms. You put them in regular school and then you are the head room mother. That way you can voluntear all the time AND throw fabulous school parties year round. You will impress every single mother at the whole school with how much you love your kids and with how organized and cute and creative you are to do such amazing things in the classroom. Plus they will no how amazing your hubbybuns is cuz you don't have to work and spend lots of time at the school and throw such fabulous get togethers. Oh wait, be the PTA president too and you can RILLY impress the whole community. Expecially is your the yw president at the same time.

Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

Homeschooled children have googly-eyes. Everyone will be able to tell you homeschool your kids...

Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

Everyone will know if you homeschool your kids because home-schooled kids have googly-eyes...it's just not normal.

Krista said...

Absolutely a charter school. The more religious (read: questionable accreditation) the better!! Charter schools are probably my favorite part of Zion. Definitely helps with the whole in the world, but not of the world (aka: in a school in the public, but not in a "public school") dilemma!!

Homeschooling is so poligrafrump I'm shocked you even mentioned it. I mean, you 1) love packing lunches with holiday-themed cookie cutter shaped sandwiches, 2) always tell JJWT that the best way to have a happy family life is to have a happy wife (read: plenty of time for watching SYTYCD tivo-ed and shopping with your mom). Not to mention dropping your babies off in the Escalade. Snap out of this crazy idea before someone in your ward finds out and wants you to teach 9 year old primary! Have you not had your 5th Diet Coke yet today?

Sally T. said...

POLIGAFRUMP! New favorite word!!!

But, seriously, TAMN. You know the answer to this one. PRIVATE preschool where you can volunteer to do CLASS PARTIES!

Ding Dong said...

poligafrump. i love you.

Dallin and Megan said...

ugh, I hate when people take their 2 yr olds to preschool! Since when do 2-3 yr olds need to learn the alphabet, counting and reading???? Can't they just be kids...and heaven forbid you teach them those things at home! You hit this spot on!

Rebecca said...

Poligafrump! *snort* That is the best word ever!

Frau said...

It's OK to send them to regular school as long as you leave no doubt that you do love them. So as long as they have totally glitterized scrapbooks, matching Easter and Christmas outfits, a newly decorated room each year, cakes in the shape of their favorite superheroes/princesses (no store bought cupcakes!!!), all their clothes customized with an uber pricey embroidery machine, and only buy from Hanna Anderson, there won't be any doubt.

Besides, if Momma's not happy no one else is because you will make sure they live up to your misery. So I don't see how you can do without pedis.

GladysIcanbee said...

Ummmmm not to imply that I know more than you or am a betterer mom than you, but you're a little slow on making this decision. All the best preschools have closed enrollments to 18 month olds, they should have been registered within 30 days of birth. I hope you can find something cute though; homeschooling is for the Duggars.

Gina said...

Being for serious...epipany...daily grandma visit...poligafrump. You're killing me! Where do you get this stuff??? :D

Marlene Scoville said...

TAMN, you defiantly could NEVER be poligafrump!

Anne said...

Oh, TAMN. Don't you know that regular preschools are for the dumb kids? The best schools are Montessori schools. I should know, because I'm a Montessori teacher. The other teachers and I talk ALL THE TIME about how sad it is that regular preschool moms don't love their children enough to put them in our school. Not that they could afford it.

Because really, when it comes down to it, why let your child play with Legos and plastic dinosaurs when they could be doing division like the children in my class. And then you could rub it in all the poligafrump moms' faces. Smart kids + righteous bragging = celestial kingdom.

The Queen Bee said...

Sometimes I don't know which is funnier your posts or the comments you get! Googley eyes!!! HAHAHA!!!

Eve said...

I'm gonna be different on this one. Homeschool. Maybe even UNSCHOOL!!! Cause then you can do what you love WITH your kids...like pedis all day!

Sarah F said...

poligafrump-- so funny!!!

Mom D said...

BTW you could never be a poligafrump. With you're perfectness as a wife, mother, friend, chef, sister, scrapbooker, home maker, visiting teacher, daughter, seam stress, church worker, daughter, neigbor, craft maker my instinks tell me that JJWT would never think of giving you a sister wife. Your too hot to handle all by you'reself.

Kristen said...

TAMN, just remember that if you do the neighborhood co-op, you'd have to include Lynzii's brats and eventually Ruth's kid (you still haven't told us the gender or frump name). I'm sure you wouldn't want your little angels associating with kids like that, just sayin'.

Rachel said...

Poligafrump. It might be the most genius phrase yet, TAMN.

Jillybean said...

Get a nanny/private tutor.

TheOneTrueSue said...

Dude, it's like you don't even WANT them to get into a good kindergarten enhancement program.

Lori said...

Ouch, TAMN, obviously you must not have called the preschool from the delivery room to get T&A on the wait list at the best preschool. So sad for you. Maybe you can get it together with the bun you are roasting.

The preschool says they won't put your baby's name on the list until it's actually born, but I just pretty pleased and told the secretary our little fetus' chosen name and due date and she put us on the list on the down low. Offering to be chair of the fund raising auction might help too.

Helena said...

I went to a Montessori preschool, and I learned to read when I was three. Just sayin'

myimaginaryblog said...

No offense, but don't listen to Anne. Montessori means your kids don't get to play with real toys, and they have to suck on pinecones and play with unpainted blocks.

TAMN, don't worry, you can make this decision once in for all over and over again. Need more time for yourself? Stick the kids in preschool. Tridger gets kicked out of preschool for biting? Tell everyone you missed getting to spend time with him. Then wait a couple weeks and put him in Montessori. If your kid gets stuck with a witchy kindergarten teacher, put the kid in homeschool. Spend a few thousand on curriculum materials, sit down and do school with the kids a couple of times, spend the rest of the year shopping, and put them into a charter school the next year. Win, win, win!

MJ said...

Um, hello? Neither! Haven't you ever heard of un-schooling? Its like homeschooling, but you don't have to do anything. That way, you can still get your peds and not be poligafrump, but you also show that you love your kids cuz you quote unquote homeschool them.

Jana said...

oh no!!! "Poligafrump!" That is SO me... How embarrassing! ;p

laurel said...

Do both. I do. I drop my kid off for 3 hours of preschool and then pick up for an hour or two of home school! Best of both worlds. You might as well be the best at everything and do everything too!!!! Besides, you can change outfits. You where the "Going to Gym" outfit to preschool and where your long skirt for homeschool!

Jill said...

If you home school spend hours making customized everything. Whatever the lesson of the day a cute craft is a MUST. Crafts you made of course because no offense to the twinsies but I am sure your stuff would be way cuter. You need to take your DSL and take pics of like everything. Dress the twins like it time for family pics, pose them by your crafts, and edit in cute phrases like "having fun learning at home with our spiruchul mommie"(in cute font of course). Ohhhh you could do like sepia pics and color the craft, and Aliviyah's girnom flower headed band only! You don't really need to spend too much time teaching them, just get the photos and noggin will do the rest. Most of your time will prob be spent crafting, editing pics and blogging, but you will be like the best mom eva!

Token Asian Friend said...

Daily grandma time? My kids need that!!!

Just Another Girl said...

I need to go drink my 5th diet coke. HAHAHAHAHA

Brooke said...

Tsk. Tsk, TAMN. You know that Lynzii is already gunning to be PTA president. She's already finished her contribution for the preschool bake sale {cake pops in school colors} and if you don't get moving you'll end up being HER ASSISTANT.

Little Lovables said...

Mother's day out, you still love your kids, and can get pedi's too. Best of both worlds, b/c you can get the kids all dressed up super hot for their poligafrump classmates.

Thinkin' of doing a relief society lesson about it.

Jane Austen Addict said...

oh my h, TAMN. poligafrump?!?! hahahahahah! so classic. I heart it. a lot much.

Jamie said...

Oh my gosh, this comment:
"alainalh said...

If you ever leave Zion DEFINATELY home-school them. There is so much evil in the world and you can't risk them being infected with the sins of the other elementary school kids."

Flippen' hilarious! Wow.

Melinda's Hubby said...

While Poligafrump seems like the more rightous choice, You of all People TAMN have an obligation to be seen on a daily basis dropping your angles off at pre-school.

How else are all those other moms going to know how they "Should" be dressing their kids and theirselves. They will quickly come to rely on you to know what the latest styles are.

With homeschooling only your twins will ever see how truly talented and creative you are.

Shannon said...

Tridger + Alivyiah = T&A

That's beautiful!

Alli said...

Can you please check your email (the yahoo one?) I sent you an email a while ago. Please and thank you! (:

dharvey said...

Poligafrump, ROFL ! Seriously so hysterically funny ! Absolutely love your blog. XOXO -- D.

Jensen said...

First off, so glad to have a new mac computer and internet again finally after 9 months without! I totally felt a serious disconnect from you and all my other e-bffs. Happy to be friends again! Yay! Anywayz, just moved from the zion area to the zion's area (northern UT to Southern UT) and started taking my son to school. Hooray for public school so moms can recharge during the day! And now that I am seeing real polygs everyday, I can say that YOU will never get to that point of being a poligafrump or anywhere close to it no matter what you do for the twinsies schooling. If you do go home school, make sure that the twinsies have the cutest school uniforms just like if they were in private school. Luvya!

ann said...

I was poligafrump before it wuz trindee.

Sarah said...

Poligafrump.. You are my hero!

debbie said...

Joy school rocks! You can have all the other mothers take their turns teaching and your kids look darling in their new school clothes for the moms to see and then its your turn to teach and you maybe have an appointment and can only do one hour instead of two and a half and they spend the whole time playing on the backyard toys and then you take rilly great pictures of the two minutes that they're looking like they're being educated and then you make adorable scrapbook pages of them for all the kids's very own scrapbooks and give them to the moms as they come to pick up their kids. You end up making everyone want to repent of their slackermom ways. It's a two-fer!

Gina Weibel said...

TAMN, Im suprised at you! Of course you should send them and the sooner the better. the important thing is that you tell everyone that the kids were BEGGING to go to preschool, and that even though you were sad to see them go, they demonstrated time and time again that they really wanted more challenges. How can you argue with rational debates from brilliant babies?

Do not cut back on pedis, goodness! If anyone asks, remind them that the only way you can be a good mom is if you take care of *you* first. You take care of yourself so well, only because you love THEM so MUCH. Quality time, not quantity - make sure you are in prime form for the few hours you do see them.

A said...

Have Queenie and Glamma homeschool them, or send them too ober eckspensive private school.

And TAMN you'd never be poligafrump, because you have two much style to EVER tuck your frenchbraid.

jaysbunny said...

Are you kidding? All the most righteous moms look down on any type of schooling other public school. Homeschooling seems like a Ruth thing. Your children need validation from their peers in choosing to wear the most expensive brand names. Public school will also take care of all those "uncomfortable" non-cute/fun parts of parenting like teaching about drugs, sex, and racism. Aliviyah's chances of snagging a husband right out of high school will be seriously jepperdized if she doesn't have the chance to be homecoming queen like you were. C'mon, anyone who puts their kid in a charter or private school or homeschools must be some sort of neurotic nut job, which you are not.

Mom D and Gladysicanbee- so funny, thank you!

Ashlee Salisbury said...

TAMN didnt you know pre-school is for dumb kids, your kids should already know there ABC and be able to count to 10 by their first birthday...

Miss Frazzled said...

You mean they aren't on the preschool waiting list yet?

For shame!

Chelsea said...

"Poligafrump" + "once in for all" = best blog ever.