Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The 1st of many Firsts

Today is a tough one.  Even though I have been back to work for a little more than a week now, today, Baby K starts going to daycare.  While he is going to (in my opinion) the BEST daycare in town, I am still a little sad.  Sad that someone else, besides my husband or I, is going to experience so many firsts with him.  Sad that someone else is going to get to feed and cuddle with him.  Sad that someone else is going to get to make him laugh and console him when he is sad. 

However, with the sadness of missing out, I do know there are many pluses to daycare.  For starters, he is going to have mad social skills and as soon as he is able to, he will have buddies.  Friends that he will grow and learn with.  Who knows, maybe some of the friends he makes will end up being life long friends.  Two of the groomsmen in my wedding have been friends with my husband since their daycare years. 

Drop off went well this morning and even though it was tough for me, knowing that he is receiving good care makes it a little better.  Plus, I am going to see him in a couple of hours for lunch. 

2 comments:

  1. I think the biggest benefit IS the socialization and being able to be away from you. They learn that they'll make it without their parents for a little bit and that helps your overall relationship. At least, in my opinion. :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. How has he been doing? :) I bet it is hard to drop him off, can't you just tuck him under your desk?????

    ReplyDelete