Yesterday morning Andrew started his transition to daycare. He only spent an hour in the classroom, but apparently he adjusted quite well. He actually reached for the teacher and spent some time crawling around. When I went back to get him, he was leaning back in his high chair, downing a bottle of milk. He didn't even really react when he saw me.
He goes again today for an hour and tomorrow he goes from 8:30 to 11:45 and will have a morning snack and lunch with the teachers and other kids. It appears as though he'll fit right in and have no problems.
Joseph on the other hand might be a bit of an issue. When I finished school last June, I took him out of daycare because there was no way we could afford to send him on my employment insurance and there was no real reason. I wanted him to be home with me and get to know his little brother. The last room he was in was the Toddler room.
And now, all he wants to do is go into the Toddler room (15 month - 2.5 years). He stands a full head above the other kids in the room and doesn't notice at all. He doesn't want to go into the Preschool room until it's time to go outside to play because they get the better playground.
He also spends Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 and I'm worried about how it's going to go. I love the staff at the school but I'm scared their definitely going to get a challenge out of Joseph. He's quite stubborn and can throw a decent tantrum. I know they're used to it, but still.
Next week, they go full time. I, on the other hand, am still home from work. I get to go into my classroom to start getting it set up and I'm going to take some 'me' time to get my hair done, do a little shopping and get lots of running in, since I'm starting my half marathon training!
The last week of August, they'll be back home with me because the daycare is closed for renovations and curriculum planning and then September 3rd is the first day of work!
It makes me sad that they're leaving the nest and going to school, however I'm somewhat excited to get back to work and meet my kindergartners!
I know that my head will be at school with my class, but my heart will definitely be with them at daycare hoping everything is okay.