Monday, February 2, 2009

Good Morning!

I have been anxiously awaiting this Monday morning, and it’s not because I was excited to go to work. Today is David’s first day at his new daycare!

I’ve been an emotional train wreck since we decided to move to a new daycare center. Although I knew in my heart that it was the right decision to make, it was so hard to say goodbye to the teachers and friends that have been part of David’s life ever since he can remember. His teachers cried on his last day and David hugged everyone goodbye as if it would be only a few short days until he saw them again. I felt a tug at my heart at the thought that he doesn’t understand that he is never going back.

We spent the weekend talking about David’s new school. I even let him watch Finding Nemo so he would be excited about the fish tank full of clown fish in the new daycare center’s lobby.

We arrived at daycare early this morning, just as I had planned. We hung up David’s coat and filled his new cubby with his bibs, sippy cup, painting shirt and spare clothes. We spread out his nap mat and his blankie on his new cot and I left his photo album on his cot so he could see Mommy & Daddy at naptime.

David gave Mommy a huge pucker and ran off to meet some new friends. As I was leaving, David was helping one of the teachers move the breakfast cart to his classroom. He didn’t even cry when I left! I was so relieved!

Now, if only I could be as excited about a Monday morning...

4 comments:

Lynette3boys said...

Congrats on the smooth transition. So far so good! Sounds like you've got a social little guy - you must be so proud.

Lynette3boys said...

Congrats on the smooth transition. So far so good! Sounds like you've got a social little guy - you must be so proud.

Eric said...

That is such good news!
So proud of David, I am.

:)

I am sure the day I leave my child at his day care, I may tear up, just a little, but don't tell anyone.. lol

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

What a trooper! Everything's an adventure, even meeting new friends. So glad it went well!