What age do you plan to put DC into a mom day out or preschool program? I work at home so I do not do as much with kids as I would like, I am trying to slow down and get a routine going to stay involved with them thoughout the day (doing activites, outdoor play, walks are important otherwise they misbehave) I try to fit work in at naps or while the eat or play. But I can't help but feel my 2 1/2 yr old (will be 3 Feb2nd) would enjoy and benefit from being in some type of program part time just to get out and play with other kids. I wouldn't send her to a daycare but rather some place with structured play, crafts and activities. (They do go to their grandmas once a week, she takes them so I can have a day to work without interruptions)
I can't help but feel a little guilty being home and putting her somewhere. (plus having her little sister home without her.) I mean the whole point of being a WAHM/SAHM was to stay home with them and not have to ship them off. But at what age should they do something, I am one who strongly believe they need some introduction to school environment before actual school starts? But when to start?
(this is hard for me, my oldest was in daycare since she was 3 months old because I was a single mom and worked so I had no choice for her to be there. Now I do have that choice of sending them or not and just having a hard time letting go of her. (gosh, am I going to be a mess when school really starts!)