Sunshine!

Today the sun came out after 2 days of rain. It was a welcome relief for all involved. M got to play outside, my students had reccess and the flower beds have a chance to dry out a little bit.

Saturday night we went to a CWA (union) picinic–it was raining, so we ate our food, looked at the clown and left. Next year, if the weather is nice, I think that M will have a ball. The park was really nice, and there was a set up for a few small carnival games (rained out) and a moonwalk (rained out). There was a DJ, and a beer truck. Again, if it hadn’t been 60 degrees and raining, I think we REALLy would have had a good time!

M wasn’t phased by the clown at all–L says this is her “best WTF expression”. The clown was very nice, and very calm around M, which I appreciated.

We spent Sunday in the living room, which by the end of the day was feeling really small! I think we were all happy for a change of scenary today.

Due to a staffing issue, I worked til after 3 today, so M had her longest day ever at Rainbow. She did just great–slept for her typical hour, had afternoon snack, and was playing happily when I picked her up. Of course, she promptly fell asleep, and has been down for almost 2 hours. It’s now 5:30pm. My question is, is she down for the night?? Will she get up? How long will she stay up for? She wore herself out at Relay and slept for 13 hours that night. If she sleeps 13 hours straight, that means she’ll wake up at 5am. Only about 1 hour earlier than usual. Why am I speculating? Why am I pretending I have ANY control over this whatsoever?!?!

Day 3

I promise, I’ll stop soon. But it’s all going so well, I can’t stop gushing. Turns out, there wasn’t a new student today. So it’s still just the Babe and her caretaker, Ms. L. Works for me!

There was no drama this morning at drop-off—you know, it won’t happen until I’m not expecting it. Today she played shy for 5 seconds, then went right to Ms. L. When I told L, he said, “So she likes Ms.L more than us, huh?” Yup, that must be it! She spent most of her day with the “big kids”, and apparently loved every minute of it, and napped again on a cot–but only for 30minutes. Sooner or later, I know, she’ll relax enough to take a real nap.

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Next weekend is Relay For Life!! Our team has been slow to start–so now it’s time to fundraise with gusto! Please click on the link and consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society. Thank you!!!

The weather has gotten hot and humid today–secretly,the staff at school is hoping it will rain on our picnic tonight. Isn’t that horrible?? It’s just that most of the school (ok, all but 21 of my students) are done tomorrow, which means, of course, they were all really done about 2 days ago. And so it’s just that can-it-please-be-summer feeling that’s taken over the school. Thankfully, when you don’t start working til March, you don’t really feel that way. Which is good, because we don’t get a break until the week of July 4th!

Day 2

First of all, let me just say that this will not become a daily digest of Megan’s day at “rainbow” (the name of the center). BUT it being the first week and all, it’s really the only thing on my mind at the present.

This morning went smoothly as well–she did give me the, “Um, oh wait–no you’re not leaving are you??!?!?” look–at which point I fled the building. Apparently, after I left, she was easily distracted with breakfast, and went about her merry way.

Good things thus far:

a) Baby Girl didn’t go outside yesterday because I forgot sunscreen. For those who’ve seen the red-headed, fair-skinned Babe in the flesh, you know this is a VERY good thing. I packed sunscreen (and applied at home), and today she spent 30 minutes outside before lunch!!

b) They sanitize our bottles for us!! That’s 2-3 less bottles for me at the end of every day. I LOVE THAT!

c) She gets time with the older children, which she LOVES, and today she slept–on a cot of all things! She slept longer on it than in the crib yesterday, so maybe they are onto something. I love that they were open to trying it out! (not my suggestion)

d) I literally get a written report everyday. They measure her food, record her diapers and bottles and give me a synopsis. I’m very glad that I’m not required to keep a written log on my own child like that–I’m sure I’d fail miserably at it!

She slept long and hard last night, and went down early tonight. Thankfully she’s pretty good about going down even when she’s tired. I think a week or two of figuring out her new nap schedule and we will be golden.

I’m really glad we decided to do this this week–with this transition going smoothly, I think I’ll enjoy our three day weekend more. Now the only new thing on Tuesday will be 4 new students!! (Yikes!!!)

Other News

Okay, there really isn’t much. My solicitations for the adoption agency fundraisers have been paying off–several items have come in thus far, which makes me feel like all the time on the phone, the postage, etc. was worth it. After Relay For Life, I will make one last concentrated effort–perhaps at the airconditioned mall or some other agreeable place!

Since I’ve turned on comment moderation on this blog, now anyone can leave a comment–you don’t have to be a registered user. So go ahead–comment away. I’m waiting!

oh and shh…don’t tell the Montessori police, but I’ve set up the Pack n Play in our room, and the Babe likes spending a little time in there every day while I’m getting ready. It’s SOO much better than chasing her around our non-child proofed room. Phew!

And the last bit of non-news…our meals have become Juice-a-licious. My friend passed on basically a Juicemaster 2000 type juicer to me–the kind that pulverizes EVERYTHING into juice. It is so much fun! And the Babe loves it. Now I can make a little apple juice, grape juice, fruit/carrot cocktail and she thinks it great! She takes it in her straw cup and goes to town. I think it will be a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. tee hee hee!