My youngest has been in a daycare from the very beginning. Two years ago when we relocated to Charlotte we found the most amazing preschool. I’ve always worked although I did consider staying home after my second child was born. I knew shortly after being on maternity leave it wouldn’t work.
This week is a HUGE transition for our family. My husband began a 3rd shift part time position, Aaron will be staying home with daddy during the day and my 2nd grader will get to take the school bus home for the first time ever. NO MORE DAYCARE!!
Ok…my bank account is jumping for joy and celebrating the financial aspect here but my heart hurts. Oh yeah, my oldest went there for two years as well for the after school program. Friday was their last day and I was super emotional when I went to pick them up. It was similar to that break up feeling one gets when it’s really over. That deep down hurt you feel in the pit of your stomach when you love someone or something but you have to let it go. It’s the responsible thing to do but it hurts.
Good lord, I am getting so old. Sitting here carrying on about my love of a childcare facility. 🙂
So I’m attempting to maintain as much structure as possible for my baby boy. I left him with a structured outline of educational things to do in the morning and I built him a “rice center”. He said it was one of his favorite things to do in Miss Katie’s class.
- Wal-Mart storage container
- 20 lb bag of rice
- Random small toys & measuring supplies (spoons/cups)
- An adorable preschooler
Quick and easy. Affordable. Kept him entertained without electronics for 30-45 minutes.