Almost as tiring as nonstop cleaning? Sorting though a mountain of information on the local public schools. Some factoids:
We live in Chicago. The public schools here kind of suck.
I teach in a private school. They pay me so little, I can't afford to send my own kid there. I think we call that Irony.
There are approximately ten decent "selective/gifted/whatever" public schools we could conceivably send the Bear to.
The odds of her getting accepted via the random lottery at most, or through the smart-kid testing at others, are practically nil.
Even if she does miraculously get accepted somewhere, the time lapse between when my school starts and when hers would start make the feasibility of actually getting her there nearly impossible.
Not to mention that it will be another three years, minimum, before I can get both Bear and Tank at the same school at the same time. If I could make that my school, and make one stop for the three of us, I would be thrilled. The odds of that happening are about as good as the odds of me getting back into those size 6 jeans hanging in the back of my closet.