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Thursday, October 09, 2008


I feel like an enormous boulder of guilt has been lifted from my shoulders. After being in daycare for - um - quite a while, Nathan has stopped crying when I drop him off in the morning.

I know that the family that cares for him loves him to pieces. Every time I pick him up, he's playing, giggling, and laughing. Also, his physical development has been incredible! I blame it on the other baby, who's been walking since he was 10 months old. Why, little guy, are you turning my baby into a toddler?!?!?!

It's still not my first choice, but I know that daycare is going well for Nathan. I miss him tremendously all day long.


SSU said...

I like reading this because I have been having "the grass is greener on the other side" kind of day. I wish I had time away from my little one and she had more time with other kids. But, then I know I would miss her, etc. There is no perfect world, and we are both trying to deal with what we have chosen as our current path. I am glad he is happy there!

Candy said...

It's the HARDEST THING, and I still remember dropping my first off at a neighborhood woman's house who was watching children. Mine didn't have the happiest of endings, but I'm so glad Nathan is adjusting to well. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child ;)

Shannon said...

I hated it when Tyler, my oldest cried, after being taken to daycare. I felt so guilty. But when he "fell in love" with his daycare teacher, Melissa, I also felt guilty. I would ask him who was the prettiest girl in the world? His answer used to be mommy but then changed to Missa. I guess you're damned if you do, damned if you don't. But it does get better. The guilt passes once you realize that they are doing just fine. Life goes on and you have other things to feel guilty about. Yeay!