a stable, young man

wheres my baby

where's my baby

This week Nathan has been at a new daycare, one we found a day after our other daycare provider gave her notice. It all worked out, despite a few hours of panic and frenetic researching through the Childcare Resources Online database. (If you ever need to find daycare in King County, GO THERE.) We needed a place with a stronger preschool component and one that would be conducive to his speech therapy and we wouldn’t have to change our appointments because of the daycare provider’s sudden schedule changes. The new place is a bit more expensive but exactly what we wanted: an immaculate home with structure and positive guided play.

I worried that he wouldn’t transistion well, that we would be told to find childcare elsewhere because Nathan kept referring the other kids as “Mrs. Torrence,” and carved demonic messages into the Etch-a-Sketch.

When we picked him up the first day, the daycare provider said, “You have a very stable, young man.”

I have never ever heard Nathan referred to as “stable.” Stable is more suited for someone who has sold life insurance for ten years, not a three-year-old who can’t yet pronounce “sleep” properly so instead says, “Mommy, go weep!” I weep all the time, kid. All. The. Time.

The second day, she told us how Nathan really bonded with another three-year-old boy and how she “couldn’t be happier.” I was so proud of him, I wanted to buy him anything he wanted and my debit card could allow, even though he did what any normal human being should do: be nice to others and figure out who you could plan a toddler mutiny with if you had to.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how he develops in this new place. He’s talking alot more and already reading at a higher level, though the material is questionable.

light reading

light reading

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Comments

  1. HAHA – love that last photo! His expression is priceless.

    He really is turning into a little man! What a cutie.

  2. patreesha says:

    Ahhh! Nathan is looking all grown-up. :)

  3. Smart to get started early. That’s one tough topic to navigate son.

  4. I used Childcare Resources Online to find our daycare, too! Such a great resource, and we’ve been SO happy with our daycare so far. I will totally use that service again when Rowan is ready to move on from in-home care.

  5. It’s amazing how much your kids can surprise you. Way to go Nathan!

  6. he’s growing up too faaaaaast!
    what a cutie. i’m glad ot hear that he really seems to be liking his new school. :)

  7. Nathan is making my heart melt. So glad the new daycare is working out! Jacob had a hard time with s’s – his “weep” sounded more like “wheep”. He’s still working on those r’s.

  8. Maybe he just needed to find the perfect place he felt like he fit in! And you know how kids are…they just all of a sudden one day click everything in perfectly. I’m thinking it’s just a matter of time before he’ll pick up the life insurance brochures…

  9. HAHA! Love that last photo. He looks like he’s really absorbing the info.

    So glad Nathan is thriving at the new daycare. I’m sure that’s a huge load off your mind.

  10. LOL he cracks me up!!! Love the light reading :)

    Mona thank you so much for inviting me today I really had so much fun and loved meeting the girls! Can’t wait for Great Wolf, see you soon!

  11. Hope everything is ok – no post since Oct. 8?

  12. And here I thought Mike was funny. I can’t wait to keep up with this blog. I’ll keep an eye on Mr. Populist down there in the bowels of Juvie.

    eli

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