I was at the park with Cookie today when I started talking to another mom about preschools… which segued into kindergarten, of course, since it’s on my mind ALL THE TIME. The mom mentioned they are moving to Burbank for schools and I mentioned that we might move for schools as well.
“Where?” she asked.
“Maybe Woodland Hills or West Hills.”
“But that’s still LAUSD.”
“Yes,” I sighed, dreamily. Me + LAUSD = ❤
“Burbank is not LAUSD, and that is why I’m moving there. Let me tell you, I am DONE with LAUSD. It is not for me. Ha! So all I have to say to you is GOOD LUCK TO YOU ON THAT!!!!”
Did she just dis my new love interest???
“Huh,” I said. I stared at her 3 year old and 9 month old and said, “Have you had any experience with LAUSD? Do you have an older child or did you grow up here?”
Fumbling with her words she said, “No, er, my child had a speech problem, um, I couldn’t use the LAUSD preschool, you see, and I worked there a little…let me just tell you, I know TOO MUCH about how it works from the INSIDE OUT. Just do your research.”
For a few seconds, all my internal organs halted their jobs, there was a ringing in my ears and I swear some heffalumps started buzzing around inside my head singing that psychedelic super creepy “Beware” song from Winnie-the Pooh.
Do…my…research? Do not EVER tell a Type A, overly obsessive person who has just discovered A NEW FOUND LOVE OF EXCEL to do her research. (In fact, just don’t ever say that to anyone, just in case they are Type A and overly obsessive. I think it just keeps the world a safer place that way.)
I took a deep breath, thought about how well that first date went with LAUSD (I know it’s only been 2 days, and no he hasn’t called yet, but he’s not supposed to until March 6 when the lottery happens!), and somehow kept it together.
The Great Love Affair of 2014/15 continues…but I’m not going to lie, some insecurities about this relationship remain.