We really want to go to 1st choice preschool and have been trying since January. It has a great ratio, excellent teachers and programs, a good mix of teaching philosophies, good location. They have no openings. I have tried everything.

My newly turned 3 yo has outgrown his current in-home daycare/preschool. We have to go to our 2nd choice. The 2nd choice is bigger, has a comparable teaching philosophy, further away, and a friend that used to go to the same daycare.

How do I change my feelings so that my 2nd choice feels like my 1st choice?

ETA: 2nd choice is also more expensive.