Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thank you SO much!

I want to thank you all for the thoughtful responses you provided to yesterday's post. I'm feeling a good bit better about things today. I have gone from OMG WHAT DO WE DO to how do we make this work. I called several centers yesterday, and have schedule a meeting with one of them tomorrow. So far, I'm happy with what I've heard and seen. I'm hoping that the visit goes well. I'm forming a list of questions I want to ask, but I have a strong feeling that it will be the intangibles that make the decision for me. It will be interesting to watch Michael make the transition to daycare. I am starting to see some of the positives that this new plan may hold. I do think it will be good for Michael to spend more time around other children. Watching him play with the neighbors last night made me realize he really enjoys being around other children...and that he could stand to learn a little more about sharing. I'm also interested to see how he'll take to eating with other children. The few times he's done it, he's been willing to try foods he would not try for me. I also think that having him in daycare will provide a little more flexibility to our time off. With my mom, any time she needs off, we have to take off. Which means our vacation must correspond with her's. Now, we will know exactly when he is off, and it will be easier to plan for coverage. My mom did get in to see her doctor yesterday. The doctor prescribed her some effective painkillers, so she is able to get comfortable for the first time in several days. She also sent my mom to have an MRI done on her knee. She seems pretty convinced that my mom tore something important. Once they get the results, I expect that she will send my mom to a specialist. I think it's pretty likely that my mom is going to require a surgical fix, and time for rehab before she's back on her feet again. Once my mom has recovered, well look into doing part time daycare so Michael can still spend some time with my mom. But, first and foremost is my mom's health.

4 comments:

Mama Mia said...

I wish the best to your mom, and you finding a daycare...Good luck! I bet M will LOVE it....

JenFen said...

I read your post yesterday but did not get a chance to comment. I agree that a benefit fo daycare/preschool is socailization with peers and Jake is a very picky eater and he does eat snacks at school he would not try for me at home. I think it will all work out and I wish your mom the best with her treatment and recovery.

As a work at home mom, I never saw the benefits of daycare/preschool until I realized that I personally cannot be all things to my child and Jake at least learns better from someone else. I think you will quickly see that their are benefits to having Michael in this type of setting as well. Good luck!

LauraC said...

Joanna I'm glad you're feeling better. It's just tough bc I'm sure you would have rather proactively made this decision instead of feeling like it was forced on you.

Here's hoping for good health for your mom.

Deanna said...

Yay for a good doctor and good pain pills!! Hopefully the MRI reveals what is wrong so that things may get started down the "getting better" path.

Keep us posted on your take on the daycares! and good luck!