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Acorns to Oaktrees

February 13th, 2001 at 11:58 am


Chunguita and I have discussed the merits of having her poops at daycare. Chunguita isn’t convinced that daycare is the best place for pooping, but I’m sure she’ll come around. :-)

Only kidding; I wake Chunguita, nurse her, and dress her. Depending on how much time we have before daycare, I might feed her or dcp feeds her when she gets to daycare. Chunguita is not a big breakfast person. Sometimes if Chunguita has been up many times during the night (my job) or wakes us, dh will get her up, feed her, and dress her, so that I can sleep.

I put spare clothes, if new ones are needed, in the diaper bag the night before, and maybe diapers, but sometimes dh does this. Chunguita hasn’t needed spare clothes in a while. I should probably check the ones at daycare to be sure they still fit. When I checked in December, she still has a sz 3 months pair of shorts in there.

Dh gets lunch and milks ready for Chunguita, every morning, and he takes her to daycare. Sometimes, he will leave before we get up, so then I do it, but he will still get her lunch ready and leave the filled diaperbag in the fridge. But let me tell you, there is hell to pay if he leaves without Chunguita when she is up. She really wants to go to daycare.

Daycare provides wipes and snacks for the kids. When Chunguita was little, we provided rayon disposable “rags” that had to be wet in water for Chunguita’s tender, newborn skin.

When we drop Chunguita off, she doesn’t look back. Sometimes when I drop her off, she will head off to play and doesn’t want me to kiss her goodbye because she’s so busy. If she didn’t act so glad to see me at the end of the day, I’d get a complex. I’m glad she likes daycare so much, and I’m glad she misses me and wants me at the end of the day.

Sometimes I think that she gets better attention at daycare than she would at home if dh or I were home with her all day, every day. And as new parents, dh & I have used the people at daycare as resources a lot. I’m not sure who I would have asked some of those simple care questions if I didn’t have Sheryl, Cindy, Wendy, Teresa, Sue, and Jennifer to ask. I don’t always like the answers, like they give the kids lucky charms for breakfast and pop tarts for snack sometimes. And I have asked other people, like my parents, but I don’t always like their answers either, and it’s been 35 years since my parents dealt with a baby full time.

I know we have really good and really expensive daycare and that not everyone else does.

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