I'm a very possessive and over protective person ( I mean these are normal mommy traits!!!) Not to mention....to place our little ones, our sweet angels, in someone else’s care... is 1 of the 1st and hardest decision in parenthood!!
So you can all imagine my current feeling as today and for the 1st time she left my nest :(
You see I left my career & became a stay-at-home MOM...to dedicate my TOTAL SELF to my little angels!! and for the past 5 years I've had the luxury to personally attend to all their needs and provide them with all that I can!!
When my eldest started his daycare my hands were full with my new born baby... I also suffered from our separation anxiety & felt depressed but with a baby's endless demands I was constantly too worn out tired and sleepy to endlessly worry about him!
BUT this time my 1st Day in the Day care experience was different.. Today I was totally ALONE... No other baby to keep my mind busy, and I felt too hyped up to actually SIT RELAX and ENJOY my very 1st child free morning!!
I just couldn't!!! I had the chance to DO whatever I want without a little creature crawling behind me or little arms wrapped around my neck demanding I walk her like a Koala around the house!! Sadly, The house was creepily silent!
BUT I'm also aware she's in a critical stage and her growing and developing BRAIN needs to be STIMULATED correctly and exercised effectively to well prepare Her for the upcoming SCHOOL Year!!! Thus, it was the right and perfect time to send her off to a day care that will provide her with more than just the regular basic requirements!
For now...I will refrain from naming our daycare! But i can honestly say that we are more than just pleased on all sorts of levels!
To name a few of the critical points that made our decision so easy:
- Location: Nearby, huge and spacious facility
- Clean: Very clean, tidy, well lit, well aired, with sanitize bottles for personal use distributed all around!
- Healthy FOOD cooked daily....
- Friendly compassionate and professional Staff and Management
- Security and Safety measures highly applicable
Today I spend my entire morning Mesmerized to the screen!!! Monitoring and watching her every move.... Seeing how happy she was playing with her friends, learning new songs, dancing, coloring, eating, but when it came to nap time she freaked out :( for she's used for me to sit next to her and hold her hand till she drifts off!!
It was than when she missed me and realized my absence (looking at the bright side it took her 5 hours!!)
All this time, I never knew I could MISS her this much! The second I went to pick her up and hold her so tight, shower her with kisses and I missed you words!
Her thrill and excitement were priceless!! Her eagerness and how she was enjoying her time was another added reason to feel happy of our choice...