Friday, 9 April 2010
The toddler’s last day at the baby section at day care
This is how we have to let go... Small little steps turn into big steps! And tomorrow she goes to university!!! Oh, come on, Karen. No need to be dramatic! (Powerwoman welcomes the opportunity to help her child into the big(ger) world!)
I am feeling a bit apprehensive. She is still my baby, but apparently not!
The one lady that looks after them at day care is also of the opinion that they are still too young to move. There is another toddler who started to walk months before Mieka, and she went to the toddler’s section two months earlier. She struggled adjusting, crying; and they had to bring her back to sleep with the babies during the day.
I want to do the right thing. Are they ready to move at 15 months? I see that she enjoys doing things with her hands, like scribbling and painting. Luckily they have been taking Mieka to the toddler’s for two hours every day for the past two weeks. They said she was in awe of the other children, and just walked around, looking at everything.
They don’t have cots in the toddler’s section, only small mats. How do they get them to sleep on them? We struggle to get her to sleep in her cot at home...
I hope they prepare their bottles with the same care as with the babies...
No, stop it, Mrs. Neurosis! You can always ask them to take her back to day care if she does not adjust well.
Our baby is BIG already!
(Photo: Mieka with the strong arms of her dad in the background)