Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lucy's First Day of "School"

If you had told me two months ago that Lucy would be starting daycare today, I would've thought the world was ending.  I would've cried; I would've worried; I would've been overly critical; I would've (tried to) quit my job.  Two months ago, I wouldn't have allowed it.

But today I stand before my readers proudly, and say, Meh, things could be worse.

We got very lucky, as daycare options were not abundant within our price range, and found a clean, quality daycare that is close to our home.  The teachers are friendly and accomodating; the ratios are low; they allow for flexible schedules; and, a huge bonus:  they're Pro-Cloth!  We felt very comfortable from the moment we walked into the center; and Lucy had so much fun checking out all the toys playing with the other babies during our interview. 

I feel good about this.  It's not my first choice, but it's the most practical choice.  I know she'll have fun.  I know she'll learn.  And I know she'll get sick.  (Taking the good with the bad, right?)

So, as of 6:30 this morning, we're officially a Daycare Family...at least for two days a week.

She didn't cry once! 

6 comments:

  1. What a good baby!

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  2. Aww I know that this was a tough road for you...but I think you're amazing to have such a positive attitude about it :)

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  3. One thing you learn, as a parent, is to never say never. One thing you learn, as a GOOD parent, is to allow yourself to keep your opinions living because things change on a dime. I'm sure it was a hard decision, but the right one for you; you're just too good a parent to do otherwise. I hope both Lucy and her mama have a great first day of school and those to follow!

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  4. One thing you learn, as a parent, is to never say never. One thing you learn, as a GOOD parent, is to allow yourself to keep your opinions living because things change on a dime. I'm sure it was a hard decision, but the right one for you; you're just too good a parent to do otherwise. I hope both Lucy and her mama have a great first day of school and those to follow!

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  5. Aww, sorry you had to do this, but at least Lucy didn't break your heart when you left her. She looks pretty happy to play with the other kids. Good for you for having a positive attitude. :)

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  6. Sounds like a tough decision. I am glad you are happy with it and she is too!

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