So our first "week" of childcare is over. I feel funny calling it a week when it's actually only two days. But I am very proud of both of us! The drop off yesterday was tough. I cried. I don't really know why. I'm used to being away from her on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and now she's even closer to me then when she was home with my mother-in-law. I really think it was just my nerves. Would she like it? Would they take REALLY good care of her? Would the kids be nice? Yes, a whole lot of stressing. I think when they cut that umbilical cord you automatically grow an invisible one that can never be cut.
I did pretty well with the rest of the first day. I didn't want to go in and visit because I wasn't sure of how she would react. So I peeked through the window a couple of times and sent my co-worker in to check on her twice. She ended up having a great day and only cried at nap time. She also only took a 30 min nap, so last night she was passing out at the dinner table.
Today was great. I dropped her off no problem. Hugged and kissed her goodbye and didn't cry. I did the same thing and just peeked through the window. And I only sent my co-worker in once; and that was to see if she was sleeping during nap time. She wasn't. She slept for 20 minutes today. Yikes... my night is going to be fun!
I really thought I would have this big eventful post for you, but I am happy to report that I don't. When she woke up this morning I asked her of she wanted to go to school and she said "skoo" with a big smile. So I think she's having fun. I really feel comfortable with her teachers and all the kids seem so sweet. I think I've found a nice balance of working part time and having her be a part of group. The socialization and skills she will learn will be wonderful! I have a nice positive attitude, but of course will keep you all updated. I will probably be singing a different tune the first time she gets sick.