Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day Care Debut

Isabella started day care.  I was a nervous wreck.  I had completely resigned myself to the fact that she wouldn't sleep, eat, or play nicely.  Even though she's only going one day a week, thanks to my husbands rotating work schedule and my awesome sister's willingness to give up her days off, I was sure that she would develop some sort of abandonment complex.  What if she wanted one of us in the middle of the day and was scared?  What if her teachers were mean to her? (fat chance since I can watch them on web cams), What if she didn't eat and was so hungry?  What if...what if...what if?

To my surprise she handled it like a champ.  Andy brought her in and she didn't even cry at the drop off.  I called at lunch to check in on her and her teacher told me that she was having lots of fun, she ate all her lunch, sat down and listened to story time and had fun during a music project.  When Andy picked her up at 3 we found out that she had slept for 2 hours (apparently she'll nap for strangers but gets off on torturing us) and played nicely all day.  She didn't cry once!  I'm so proud of her.  My girl is one adaptable cutie.

I'm still uneasy about the situation.  I really wish that my mom could be the one to watch her but that's not my reality.  But honestly, I think it's good that she gets to play with other kids and is exposed to experiences that I can't give her on my own.  And I might let her go one day a week through the summer and next year even if my mom can watch her.  It will give her a chance to interact and socialize and it will give me a bit of a break in the summer when I'm on full time mommy mode so I can lounge by the pool clean in peace.
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TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Congrats! So glad it's gone well for you! I completely wish my Mom was the one who could watch my daughter when I get back to work/school too. Such a bummer that that isn't my reality right now either. At least you have your sister though! That's awesome!

misssrobin said...

Good for you and for her. It will be a growth opportunity for both of you -- hopefull nothing but a pleasant one.

Krissy said...

At least she will be socialized! I made the mistake of keeping my daughter home almost all of the time until she was 2. When I finally brought her somewhere that I had to leave her with other kids...she screamed and wouldn't let me go...

I hope your little one had a good time!

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Boobies said...

These situations are always so much harder on us than on the kids..I swear!

What's up with kids napping for others but not us? Or just behaving in general for that matter?

We get ripped off on these deals! lol

Mamabear said...

My son is seven months and I'm starting with a sitter for the first time next week...I'm a nervous wreck! Maybe he'll be as happy as your daughter was at daycare :) Found you through SITS!

In The Babyhood said...

Isn't that nuts about nap time?!?

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