So the kids weren’t going to day care over the summer; they stayed home with a baby sitter on the days I worked. That went well and really flew by. Somehow, school for the older kids started today, and Hayden and Layla went back to day care this week! Hayden was actually really excited to go to day care, which is not always like him. He gets to be in the “kindergarten” room. He’ll do the kindergarten program there for the 3 days/week he’s there, then when he starts public school next year he’ll do “full time” kindergarten. Hayden’s best friend at day care started public school kindergarten, so I know Hayden will be missing him, although Oliver will be doing after school care there so they will get an hour or two to play together a couple of days per week.
Layla was not happy when she started on Monday. She has a new teacher, and all the kids in the class seemed to be new. It was hard dropping her off Monday and today. She was clutching me so hard and screaming – it was really all I could do not to cry with her but that was the last thing she needed to see. When I picked her up on Monday though she had had a great day and didn’t seem to be in too big of a rush to go home, really. Her teacher said she’d eaten loads (2 meals in fact – someone didn’t show up so they had an extra and she worked her way through it!), slept well, played, and gotten lots of hugs from teachers who passed by the room and came in to welcome her back.