Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thoughts on Daycare: Day 1

Today is William's first day of daycare and I'm going to drop him off in about 90 minutes.

One of the things that I was asked to do was to provide a journal for him that they will record things in as the days progress (I'm assuming things like when he learns something new, when he has a particularly rough or a particularly good day, etc.)

They also asked that I make the first entry about my thoughts on his first day. I wrote it in the journal last night but I thought I'd record it here, too.

Dear William,

Tomorrow I drop you off at daycare for the first time.

In some ways, I am ready...read to interact with a few more grownups...ready to rejoin the working world. But in some ways - different ways - I am so not ready. I will miss you waking up and smiling at me and miss our days of 24/7 togetherness.

But at almost (1 day away!) four months old, I know that you are ready. Your increasing intervals of wakefulness and natural curiousity tell me that you are ready for your day to be filled with new people, new places, and new activities.

So, while I am certain that I will miss you lots during the day, I am so excited for you...and ready to see your big smiling cheeks when I pick you up.


1 comment:

  1. So, I cried when I read this, because I can't believe that 4 months have gone by already! My grandson is one lucky little guy to have such a wonderful mother. Love, Nana