We toured a place last Friday that could get him started mid-July but we both walked away from it not feeling great about it. It has great reviews online and is probably a great option for some but my biggest goal was to find a place where Drake would get some social interaction with kids but still some quality time and attention from the teacher. This place felt a bit like Drake would be lost in the crowd.
Monday night was hard. I was getting his things together and my anxiety was high. My biggest fear was he was going to feel abandoned. He is very attached to me and I hated the idea of him seeing me walk away and leave him there. Tuesday morning at drop-off was also pretty hard but I think the teacher is used to seeing teary eyed moms and she was great. Even better, Drake got right to playing and there were no tears when I left. I called throughout the day and his teacher said he did great. When Derrick and I picked him up Tuesday afternoon the teacher had Drake and his new friend both on her lap playing away. It was very sweet and confirmed it was the right decision.
So now, I have two whole days a week to run errands, meet with clients, get work done, and cut my hair! My list was so long on Thursday I still didn't get it done and I imagine that's how it'll look every Tuesday/Thursday. It's amazing how much more efficient I am now that I'm a mom though!
I have a lot to catch up on here on the blog. Drake is trying to crawl, starting solids, sleeping through the night, playing peek-a-boo and just overall doing so well! Hopefully I can get back into a routine here and pick back up with his updates!