Friday, September 12, 2008

parent's day out


last monday, harrison had his first day of "school".  we have enrolled him in a parent's day out program one day a week, from 9:00 to 1:00.  he was so excited to be there, ran into the room, and immediately started playing with the toys.  i kept telling him that "mommy was going to go bye-bye", which did not seem to phase him.  that is, until i actually walked toward the door.

he cried.  and i drove away wondering if i had done the right thing. but, upon picking him up, it turns out that he did GREAT.  another mom even complimented how well (and how quickly) he calmed down after i left.  he played well, interacted with the teachers and kids well, and he ate all his lunch.  so, it was a good morning. 

i picked him up at 12:15...knowing that he would need a nap before 1:00.  and, of course, mother knows best.  he was asleep before we got home.  i got him out of his car seat, wiped his face and hands, changed his diaper, and put him down in his crib...and he never woke up!  


Anonymous said...

First mother's day out is a big deal!! Congratulations to you both on handling it so well! Did you nap? Did you clean? Did you do nothing at all? Rachel

rachel white said...

i cleaned my little heart out. dusted, mopped, vacuumed, scrubbed the bathrooms, did the dishes...

which is what started giving me contractions. i guess there will be no more cleaning for me! : ) time for jer to step up to the plate! : )

and why in the world are you awake at 4:24 am???