I'm feeling a little empowered this week. For starters, Mike is away til Friday (left Monday morning) and I'm holding down this fort solo. And I think I'm doing a damn good job. I didn't realize how much stuff he helped out with around here until I had to do it all alone.
Like the whole bedtime routine, that's a hard thing to do alone...we run a pretty tight ship over here...Jenna goes from highchair to bathtub to crib in one big swoop. That's hard to do alone. But I'm managing.
Daycare day 2 was pretty good again. Drop off was way different though. She ran into the building and you could hear her thinking "this place is cool...I have fun here" and then we got to her classroom door. SCREEECH....literally saw the lightbulb go off in her head "wait, mommy leaves me here. don't leave mommy!" Grabbed onto me and started to lose her s***. I did what every parent does when dropping their kid off at daycare, I passed her to Ms. Caitlyn and hightailed it out of there and cried in the car. Seriously hard.
I figured I'll call them when I get home to see how long it took her to calm down. Luckily, I never had to, a friend of mine (whose son goes there too) texted me that she saw Jenna in her classroom, eating waffles, and looking happy. Thank god.
She's been handling this transition as well as I could've hoped. I imagine this week is really hard for her - Daddy's away, Mommy's dropping her off in a strange place, and tomorrow her Uncle comes to visit from Prague. Lots of stuff going on over here...but so far so good.