Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First day of school!!!

I am sooooo not ready to send Emma to daycare.  I cry even thinking about it.  I am working a few hours a week until I go full time to get settled back at work, so Emma is also learning how to hang with her friends at daycare.  I miss her like crazy...I have only taken her for a total of 8 hours over 2 days...but I cannot get to her fast enough when my work is done.  I have no idea how I will go all day without her.  I know you say it gets easier, but honestly, I love this girl.  I never, ever...ever thought I would want to be a stay at home mom, but I love it. I love being with her and taking care of the house.  I cherish our time and feel like I am doing the most rewarding and wonderful job.  Don't get me wrong, I love my work with my college students....but they are not MY child.  For right now, I am going to make it work...a good friend sent me a  very encouraging message yesterday and reminded me that her daughter recently thanked her for working....while they were on a family vacation to Disney.  How precious that we can look at it that way - I wish that I could stay at home with her right now, but I have made a commitment to work and although it seems scary now, I will give it a go.........Emma will thank me at some point for letting her do her own thing...and letting me continue the work I love with students.  I will not love her fact..I feel like my time is so limited with her that I cherish every second.  I even am excited to get up with her in the middle of the night...because I know NO ONE else has that privilege.

So far, Emma has done great at daycare...she doesn't nap well there yet...too noisy for her comfort still.  But I am getting good reports from her teachers and she hasn't cried once when I've left her. 
First day!

Taking it all in...

Second day..

Just chillin with my new friends!

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