You know one of my favorite writing memes is Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop. But I just haven’t been able to do one for one reason or another (lazy) so this week I’m jumping back on the bandwagon and writing this post about daycare.
Daycare is good and bad… I hate having to send my kids there but it’s a necessary evil. There are some really awesome daycare’s out there and some that are not so good.
Many years ago in another place and time, or you could just say about 9 years ago but that doesn’t sound as good. My ex and I had to finally break down and find a daycare for our daughters and it had to be one where the oldest could catch the bus to school. Oh, it also had to have openings that was more than 2 days a week. After looking around we found a pretty nice one that was at a local church.
This was the first time ever that I was taking my 2 year old daughter to daycare and I thought that she’d enjoy it. She’d be able to play with other kids her age and have fun. I was wrong. Very. Very wrong.
My daughter hated every single second of it. She’d start to cry as soon as we got close to the place… even at 2 she knew exactly where we were! She’d cry the entire time we were dropping her off, like we were leaving her with a mass murderer or something. She’d cry when I picked her up, wanting to leave right away. It was terrible.
The worst thing that happened was that somehow she got ringworm. Ringworm! How in the world does a 2 yr old baby get ringworm? I still have no idea.
Winter came around and the church (where the daycare was located) had a live nativity scene and my daughters grandparents took her and her sister to see it one evening. They no more than started down the street that the church/daycare is located it on and she started crying and carrying on because she thought that she was going to daycare. They didn’t make it to the nativity scene that year.
Now you’re probably wondering what kind of daycare is this! We checked it all out ahead of time, they had rules & regulations, and they had a great program. She just didn’t like it at all. And there was nothing that we could do to change her mind about it. Eventually, we adjusted our work schedules and were able to quit taking her to daycare. She was never happier!