First Day of Daycare

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The night before my first day of work, Hadley had a fever of 104.5, freaking us out and keeping us up all night long. By Tuesday she was better, and here she is ready to rock her first day of daycare with her backpack. No, I don't make her tote her things around. It was all a ruse for the camera. But she loves saying the word "Backpack", you know like Dora the Explorer.

So what has changed in two weeks? Well, she gained ONE POUND! Holy crap. Forget Pediasure, Carnation Instant Breakfast and months of double buttered bread. All it took was watching 15 kids eating to garner an interest in food.

She is doing really well during the day and has been called an 'Independent Spirit' who goes all over the place doing her own thing. The look on her face when I pick her up is priceless. She immediately drops everything she is doing, jumps out of arms or climbs out of the sandbox to come running over to me all the while yelling 'Mama'. Warms the cockles of my heart.

The only issues we are currently having is that she has brought home the concept of "MINE" said ad infinitum at loud volume followed by screeching. She also has taken to throwing completely hysterical fits, but just with me, not DG. It's like she is punishing me for leaving her all day. I'm not sure how to deal with it and may need to do some reading online. For example today, David picked her up from daycare and came to get me at work. She was calling my name out the whole way and the two of them were having a great time, until she saw me. Upon seeing me and having me hug her, she grew hysterical and wouldn't let me touch her or hold her. She was INCONSOLABLE. So much for Mama's touch. Any ideas?



At 6:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

She will get over it. She is used to DG leaving her every day but is now dealing with the reality that you need to leave her as well. She doesn't quite understand why and can't express herself well enough to explain that confusion to you, but it will get better. It is a new learning experience for her. She still loves you!!! Nana

At 8:33 AM, Anonymous cyn said...

She's *extremely* smart, seems very aware at what's going on, and sounds miffed by your not being around (at her beacon call) all day every day. She love you so much she's mad at you. Hang in there! It will get better!

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My oldest did the same thing. Your daughter has had to be in control of herself and on her best behavior all day long at daycare. She feels most comfortable and most loved around you. So when she sees you after a long day in daycare, she can finally let it all out.

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chocolate Mouse color sounds dreamy! What color was your trim?

At 12:53 AM, Anonymous Paula said...

Good info! Thanks for sharing it with us on your blog.


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