First day of daycare tomorrow...getting nervous
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|Sun, 09-11-2011 - 6:56am|
Jack starts going to daycare tomorrow and I'm getting REALLY nervous after my visit there on Friday. It's the same place that my older two went to, so I was really looking forward to Jack going since I absolutely love the woman who runs it. However, I stopped by on Friday afternoon to pick up his paperwork and the four older kids who go there now were absolutely CRAZY WILD. They were running around, screaming, kicking each other, slapping each other. One of them knocked the little two year old girl down on the ground and then ran off screaming at the top of his lungs that she was a "stupid stupid ugly head". I looked at the daycare provider with wide eyes and she goes "Yup, they are like this EVERY day...I don't know what to do anymore". I guess she talks to the parents, but they just sort of laugh it off as them being kids. Now, I'm really surprised because this daycare provider is really no-nonsense so I'm thinking if she can't even control them, then how bad is this going to be and if they are so rough, is Jack going to be ok??? I know she's always watching them and all, but what about when she has to make lunch or snacks or something? My DD was with me during the visit and afterward she told me that one of the boys used to pick on a little baby that also goes there (he's about 15 months old now and wasn't there on that day) and that he used to throw things at him. Great, just what I need to hear when MY baby is supposed to start going there tomorrow. I would hate to just yank him out (especially since I don't really have a backup at the moment) but I know I'm just going to be so nervous with him being there and having these kids be so wild. Not to mention that the daycare provider asked me what Jack's nap schedule was like and I told her he normally naps from about 11-2 and she was thrilled, except I have to say I doubt he's going to take a long nap with that kind of noise. I mean, he will sleep through SOME noise but not four screaming children. Oh and the two year old girl is very clingy and the provider told me that she has a hard time putting her down...so how is she going to be able to take care of Jack if she has a two year old attached to her at all times?
I am just really freaking out. I didn't have one single worry about sending him off to daycare seeing as how my older two did so wonderfully there, but now I guess I sort of understand why DD hated going there after preschool all last year. I thought she was being dramatic, but if that's how things are all day-no wonder she used to fight my mom at dropoff time. Ugh, I dont' know what to do. Maybe I'm jumping the gun, but you can bet I will be watching this like a hawk...and I think I might even start looking around just in case I need to pull him out. I know "kids will be kids" but if you had seen what I saw, you'd probably feel the same.