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SOC Sunday:Nervous

It seems that as soon as I put Pookah in daycare at 8 months, we’ve had issues.  So I guess it’s only natural that’s I’m jumpy about tomorrow.

So this past week was busy/stressful.  If you read my blog you know why. But just in case you don’t know, Pookah starts a new daycare tomorrow.  His third in his short two year life.  I’m nervous about it because frankly, what REALLy makes this one different than the rest? They all looked wonderful in the beginning.  They all had promise.  And then, they all went down hill, or had that ONE big incident that made me say “time to go.”  Maybe because this is a smaller classroom? Maybe because it’s not trying to be anything other than daycare at this age? Yes, they are slooooowly going to ttry to teach ABCs and numbers and colors and shapes.  Unlike the others who wanted to do it at a fast pace.  But I’m not really even concerned about that.  What if Pookah doesn’t like it? What if the teacher/teachers turn out to be fake/foolish/mean/crazy? What if they screw my child up in the name of the Lord?(it is a church based daycare).  What if they aren’t diligent and he gets into some food and they have to call 911, or they don’t even recognize that he is having an allergic reaction.  What if what if what if???????I know I know, I’m just paranoid.  Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.  But I just want him to be happy.  And safe.  And in a great environment.  Will that happen? I guess only time will tell.

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    September 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Choosing a daycare/childcare is tough! I guess my only advice is to try to keep an open mind and listen to your intuition. There is no perfect daycare/childcare provider but that doesn’t mean that you should give up on what’s important to you and for your child. If you feel that a daycare is not meeting your standards, then don’t feel bad to find another. It sucks having to make so many changes in your son’s life, but once you find the right one, it will all be worth it. I’m wishing you the best.
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    Crystal @ PoM
    September 18, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Ugh, I remember the hunt for daycare when Mini-Me was little! It was a nightmare! I eventually just took her out and put her with family because I couldn’t find one that truly met our needs.

    I hope you have better luck than I did! Keep looking, and like Jessica said, if it doesn’t feel right, pull him out and try again!
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    September 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

    3 times is usually the charm I hope that it is in this case. I am sorry that this has to keep happening. I hate it for pookah and I hate it for you. I hope this time is it.
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    September 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I was so so so lucky in that I found a friend of a friend who did homecare for only about 5 children in her home. My son spent the first 4 years of his life with her and she is like another grandmother to him. My advice? If this one doesn’t feel right, try to find someone who takes care of kids in their home and can give Pookah a nurturing environment. That’s way more important than ABCs right now.
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    Optimistic Mom
    September 18, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I hope that this is a good place for you and your little one. I would question the same things, (and I did).
    I ultimately had to put my trust in the Lord and pray for his protection and well being at all times.
    Hang in there mama!
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    September 19, 2011 at 12:36 am

    Keeping my fingers crossed that this is the right fit for both of you. Sending positive energy for a great week – after the other caregiver challenges, you are due for some good luck.
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    September 19, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Wow, we just changed the Daycare that Zekey goes to, too! It is hard to find a good match. Especially around here – they start at $1100/month (with a waiting list!) and they aren’t even that good!

    We just put him in a part-time Waldorf PreSchool – which so far, I LOVE. But we will see…
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    September 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

    It sucks that on top of everything else you have going on in your life you need to worry about this. I am sorry and really hope it works out this time. I have been there and that kind of stress is the worst.
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