So what are your summer plans? Anything exciting? Me? I’ve got my usual summer to do list of chores I neglected during the school year. I’ll also be venturing up north, back home to the Adirondacks of New York, for a couple of weeks to visit family. I’ll be enjoying some extra time with my Bug as well, although not as much time as you would expect, as I have chosen to keep her in daycare over the summer. Say what? Yes, it’s true, me, the daycare hater, will be sending my baby there twice a week while my vacationing butt sits around the house drinking iced coffee and watching Netflix. Actually, that’s a lie. I hate iced coffee.
|Daily daycare reports! Love it!|
Two months ago I was involved in some pretty rough daycare drama, as you may recall, but we switched daycare, and life has been pretty awesome. Our new daycare is great. The Bug has fun there, interacts with the other kids, smiles, laughs, eats well, sleeps well, and cries bloody murder every time I drop her off. The daycare provider insists it’s just a show for Mommy, that the Bug has a good time there, and you know what? I believe her, because life at home with my Bug-a-bug has become less… intense. She’s a happier baby, and I’m a happier Mommy. Phew.
We decided to continue with this daycare in the fall, but in order to do so, we have to continue paying over the summer, whether the Bug attends or not. Seeing the wonderful progress Bug has made at daycare (she does not like strangers or being away from her favorite people, Mommy and Daddy), I made the decision to keep her in for a couple days out of the week so she can stay in the routine of it and not regress. It was a hard decision to make (but not too hard since we are so thrilled with new daycare), but it seemed like the least selfish choice, if that makes sense. In fact, when I dropped her off yesterday, she fussed for about twenty seconds, and then stopped while I was still there. This is huge, folks. Progress. Now I just have to figure out what to do with myself for two lonely days out of the week.
But back to SUMMER!! Any great adventures planned? Anyone taking any classes I can be jealous of (I tried signing up for some to occupy my time, but they all seem to be occurring when I’ll be in New York)? Is anyone *gasp* teaching over the summer? Really, how do you plan to fill your time?
*Look at that. I properly used all three variations in one sentence. My sister will be so proud. Not that I frequently misuse them (I had me some good teachers), but it’s so rare nowadays to see this happening. A pet peeve for many of us, I’m sure. Not that art teachers can be bothered with silly things like grammar.