This week was little Rylee’s first week of school! Well, daycare… but it is such a great place to learn it is practically a school!
We chose this daycare because of the emphasis they put on education and social skills. As she gets older, they start to introduce a variety of classes that teach the children all sorts of things like music, sign language, and computers, to name a few, all at advanced levels. I am so excited to speak sign language to Rylee, how cool is that?
Plus the facility is practically brand new and very modern. And a bonus – I now have the ability to watch Rylee on the computer while at work!
I must admit, dropping Rylee off on Monday morning was a bit rough. The receptionist even noticed it in my facial expression, calling out “Are you new?” as I hesitated by the entrance. I could not help but to get choked up a bit as I left. Had to take a minute in the car before heading to work, but it got easier as the week went on. Everyone is so nice there and they have reported that she is doing really well.
Now that Rylee is in the hands of strangers in a way, and not with Grandma or Nana anymore, I had to try really hard to not let myself doubt our decisions to leave her at daycare. It is so easy to feel guilty about leaving her somewhere outside of our sacred home all day long, but I know it is going to be a great experience for her to grow and learn and be social. I enjoy going to work and it is essential for us to keep up our current lifestyle that we enjoy so much. I know that Brett and I are doing our best to be good parents and give Rylee everything she deserves. Daycare is already beginning to show it’s benefits to our family, I have a feeling all the excitement and other babies really tire her out because she has been sleeping extraordinarily well at night!