TWO BIG events will be happening in our family this coming Monday. I will be starting a NEW job and Kendall will be starting SCHOOL.
I am very excited about both of these events… sort of. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t cried on a daily basis about Kendall starting daycare. Let me preface this by saying I am pro daycare. I have been fortunate to have had my mother watch Kendall and had a flexible work schedule during the first 16.5 months of Kendall’s life. But as a mother, I am concerned about how she will feel when we are leaving her with people she doesn’t know. ::insert ugly cry breakdown::
However, I think Kendall will benefit greatly from daycare. I like that she will have a schedule and learn with other kids while socializing. I’m hoping it will also help with her very picky diet and daily naps. It will be a hard adjustment for all of us but I really feel this is the best decision.
Here are 3 things we are going to do to avoid me crying in the daycare hall holding Kendall and not going to my new job.
1. I have chosen a daycare in which my Grandmother is on the board and my mom is only a few minutes away.
2. Kendall and I have visited the daycare 3 times and played with her class.
3. Chris will be dropping her off in the mornings.
OK… next… my NEW job. This is bittersweet. I have worked for my father for so long and it was never my intention to work for him forever. It will be hard not working with my dad everyday. This is a great opportunity for me with a great company. I think this position will do wonders for my self esteem and I look forward to where ever this road leads. I will let you all know how my first day/week goes.
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers Monday. This is going to be a huge adjustment for our lifestyle. More than anything I’m concerned for my baby girl but I know I am providing her with a loving environment where she will have fun and learn.
Moms, how did you deal with taking your babies/toddlers/kids off at a sitter/childcare??? Does it get better???