Tuesday, June 01, 2010
~I drop him off around 7:30/7:45 (when we are late) and he stays in a classroom upstairs until 8am when his teachers arrive and they proceed downstairs to the Toddler/2 Year Old room.
~The issue is that he is NOT wanting to be in the upstairs room AT ALL. He sits down in the middle of the lobby floor & pouts. Today he threw his juice cup on the floor and staked out his camp by the front door; both so I could not leave & likely hoping he could escape. Not fun! And of course, he has been crying most days when I leave...like today...big time.
~The 2 teachers in that room are so sweet. I like them. One is an older woman of Indian (not Native) descent. She is very motherly and is REALLY good with distracting E. The other gal is sweet as well, she's young (early 20s) and currently pregnant w/her second child.
~This change in E came out of the blue, completely from one week to the next. He is only going to school 3 days per week right now, Monday-Wednesday while I put in my time at the university (yes, it feels sort of like a jail sentence).
~Seriously though, there is NO convincing a 2 year old to go in the room for just 15-30 minutes until his teacher arrives. It just doesn't work. I'm hoping this phase ends soon.
~On a brighter note, since I technically "lost" yesterday's child care due to the holiday, the owner is letting me take E there on Thursday which will result in a (much needed) reprieve from life for me...while I am looking forward to the alone time, I am also experiencing extreme feelings of guilt over this. They say mom's need down time and while I would agree, I also wonder why it has to make me feel so bad/guilty/sad, etc.