Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And So It Begins ....

Today is our first trial run day. For three hours this morning, we will welcome two children into our home in hopes that they will have fun and feel safe, loved and comfortable with us. And if all goes well, they will officially begin their day care with us on Monday. The calls continue to come in with interested parents and the consensus seems to be a real crunch for parents who have different types of work schedules; part time and shift work. So despite the many suggestions from friends and family, I think that I will pursue that market. I mean, my heart goes out to parents that must work and knowing just how difficult it is to get quality child care, it must be beyond frustrating for them. Besides, I think that it is so important to know that you can establish a quality relationship with the parents and the parents that I have met so far, the ones with the special schedules, are great. There is mutual respect, jokes, trust and open direct communication right off the bat. I like that. I also think that is incredibly important especially seeing as I could be the one to hold, comfort, guide and encourage their children. And in my method of thinking, I think that it will also be good for my family as not only will it allow variety in our household, but it will allow me to gently introduce the concept of sharing Mommy, toys and the house to my children.

Oh ... and the best part about this .... maybe? I think with this schedule, I will be able to enroll Kaelen into preschool come the fall! I am so excited for this, Kaelen even more so because being a full time working Mom outside of the home, never allowed this opportunity for us as there was no way to get him to and from school. We are heading to the preschool that I am interested in after lunch today for a little looksy and meet n' greet.

Perhaps this is what we are truly supposed to be doing as the cards seem to be easily falling into place for us in this new adventure. Like any new adventure or risk, I just hope all goes well .....

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Yeah! Sounds like it is all working out. =)

Jenn

Andrea said...

That is awesome that things are working out so well...and falling into place so easily! Yay! I'm so happy for you... :)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

I hope this is the answer to everything you've been looking for!

Goofball said...

I am so thrilled for you. Cranbrook is lucky to have such a good new loving daycare spot!

sari said...

Good luck, I'm glad everything is working out for you!