Today is a big day. It’s Meet the Teacher at Bug’s new preschool.
I am totally excited as I think he needs a little outside activity that does not involve mommy. Sure, he loves me to pieces, but a little social activity with 9 other kids is just up his alley (and mine.)
I was nervous about pulling him out of daycare this summer when I started working part-time. But he did great. We had a little adjustment period (totally normal) but all in all, this summer was a blast. He loved his two babysitters and was very happy having me home more often.
I’ve been telling him for a week now all about his new school, but I’m pretty sure he thinks we’re going right back to Miss Christy’s classroom. I say “Bug, we’re going to your new school” and he says “NOOOOO, we go to my OL’ skool.” Hopefully, when he sees two kids he already knows and a bunch of new toys and circle activities, he’ll be perfectly content. I hope so anyway. I don’t want him to be nervous or sad.
Besides, it’s only two days a week.
Frankly, after going to daycare 40 hours a week for his entire life, six hours a week seems kind of chinsy. By the time I drop him off, I’ll barely have time to do some laundry, play with little miss or check my email. But it’ll do for this year. And it’ll allow us to get into the groove of mommy being home full-time.
I’ll just have to get really creative at finding other activities around town…especially with winter being closer than we think.
Storytime at the library anyone?