This post is being dedicated to my son this morning. Today we both start a new adventure and although it may not be together, its exciting, scary and new for the both of us! Today is his FIRST day of DAYCARE!! *dah, dah, DAAAAHHH!*
I have been fortunate that I have been able to spend the first year and a half of Logan’s life with him. Watching him grow, learn new things, getting on my nerves and develop into the most charismatic little man ever. But with my business growing just as fast as he is this momma is finding it harder and harder to be able to get work done and keep up with the demand. Thats where the decision for daycare (only 2 days a week) came into play. It was something my husband and I have been discussing for a while, weighing in the pros and cons (pros being the heavier side) and decided it was now time.
I believe all parents go through the same emotions both my husband and I are going through right now. I will admit I am the “stronger” of the two but that doesn’t mean its still not hard for me as well. I try and keep all the positives about this decision floating at the top knowing that this is by far the best thing for our dude right now.
I would like to share this letter with all of you as I am sure there are many moms and dads out there that feel the same way as we do. I will be the first to admit that the tears did fall as I wrote it but thats par for the course.
Today is a very exciting day for you and me (dad too). Its a day where new friends are being made, both big and small. Its a day where new freedoms are found and our independence is tested. Its a day to be proud about. This is a big step in your life and you will handle it like the little champ you are!
Daycare is the first step towards an amazing education that we are fortunate to be able to provide for you. Your teachers can teach you things that mommy and daddy cannot and for that we are a grateful. You will learn how to share, because at home you currently don’t have to. You will learn to wait your turn and the art of patience. New things will come your way every day and you will adjust…this I promise!!
I know that today will be hard on both you and I. I heard you cry as I left the building when you realized I was no longer standing behind you. Take comfort my little man in knowing that you can be consoled by the wonderful people helping mom and dad help you grow. Much like us they are there to instil the same morals and values and make sure that no harm comes your way.
As I sit here in our home that is much too quiet for my liking, know that mommy is missing you to. But as I said this was good for you its good for me to. I need this to be able to continue to provide for our family. Its only 2 days a week my little boy, but it will make a big difference in our relationship. I will miss more and hug you tighter (if thats even possible) and I will be so excited for you to show me all the wonderful things you are doing at daycare.
Each day will become a little easier and pretty soon you will be running towards that gate to see your friends. All those little people you are with while there have moms and dads that are working to. So rest assured that this is normal for little boys and girls to have a little time without their parents. I want you to have fun, come home dirty (not too dirty) and greet us with your wonderful hugs when we come to pick you.
I hope you realize down the road how wonderful this experience is. You will become stronger, smarter and more independent and before we know it you will be off to big boy school (we aren’t rushing that part)
So my dear Logan, make new friends and learn new things and when the day is done and we pick you up know that we will be even more excited for our cuddles on the couch as we watch Ellen!
Love you a lot a lot,
Mom <3 (and dad)
Yours in blog and Photog,