This has been Mason’s first week of daycare and it has been a roller coaster ride…for me. While he is surrounded by loving teachers and cool toys and new friends all day, I sit in my office and just remind myself that he is surrounded by loving teachers, cool toys and new friends. All day.
The first morning, dropping him off was a bit of a fiasco. The night before, I prepped and labelled all of his bottles and food, put his clothes out and made sure his socks matched. The next morning, Chad came with me (I was not about to go it alone) and we took Mason into his first day of “school”. We got to the parking lot (20 mins from the house) and I realized I had left all of his food in the fridge at home. We decided to drop Mason off, then I would go to work and Chad would run home for the bottles. He was less than thrilled. At the very least, Mason looked awesome and ready for the world:
Yes, that is a tie with matching paci and argyle socks. Stylin’. Anyways, the drop off was fine, he didn’t start crying and I made it to the hallway before I did. Other parents were dropping their kids off and I was trying to hid the tears but I just couldn’t help it. I’m excited for him and all that but leaving him at daycare feels different and in someways, not totally right. I know it’s good though… I think any mom that’s been through this can relate to what I’m trying to say.
Well, Chad came with me on Tuesday and then on Wednesday, I dropped him off myself and I was cool as a cucumber. No tears, no stress, just cool-calm-mom. Today was a whole different ball game. I thought I was doing so well all morning until I hear his teacher say (as I’m leaving the classroom) “Don’t worry baby, mama always comes back.” OMG. That did me in. I made it to the car and then just cried in my coffee for a good 10 minutes.
I think it will take me some time to get this daycare routine down and to stop feeling weird about it. His teacher texts me photos of him during the day – did I mention she is AMAZING?! So that helps…
This last one was titled “looking for Mommy!”. Needless to say, I left work to go get him after getting this!
I really just needed to vent and confess my teary moment. He is wonderful and happy and he loves it… (he is surrounded by loving teachers and cool toys and new friends all day) and repeat!