Firstly, I wanted to thank you all so so much for your comments on my last post about daycare. As always, you ladies came through with your amazing support, assurances, tips and so on. I keep meaning to reply to all of your comments but I really thank you every one who took the time to comment and share their experiences or feelings on this. Those of you who have had children in daycare now or in the past really made me see how beneficial this will be for so many reasons and that my worries are valid but not enough to stop us from doing this. And those of you who are in similar situations and have yet to send your children to daycare… I’ll let you know how it goes! 😉 Because yep, we’re going through with it… well we went through with it. Eeek.
I am currently sitting at home (where I work.. I’m not just dropping her at daycare to sit at home!) while she is no where in sight because she is at her first day of daycare. It was a tough morning for Mama.. but not so much for her (that I know of so far). I managed to hold back tears after dropping her off (and waiting with her for 30 minutes to get settled) and even held them back when she cried watching me walk out of the room.. but my gosh those tears wanted to come… okay, they still do… and still might. It feels so weird to be here without her but I know it will be good for both of us.
I will update at the end of the week on how Lids did at daycare and how I did without her. We just plan to take her 2 or 3 mornings a week but I haven’t decided which yet. The daycare is very flexible about that I can just pick and choose each week depending on my work and interview schedule.
And now I must use my babytoddler-less time wisely and get to work!!!! Here are some photos of Lids on her first day of school/daycare as part of PAIL’s Monday Snapshot.