Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to Work!

Yesterday I went back to work, which meant it was Chloe's first day at daycare.  I took it upon myself to get us all ready to go and out the door myself so Brian could get some sleep (he was up late with Chloe the night before).  I was a little nervous about getting two kids up and around by myself, but Chase did great getting ready.  I created a little "Getting Ready" sticker chart for him and we had been practicing all week, earning stickers for tackling his morning tasks all by himself (Thanks for the idea, Barb!):
  1. Get dressed
  2. Eat breakfast
  3. Brush teeth
  4. Get reward!
He did awesome.  It was tough getting him up early (he is SO crabby when he wakes up!), but once we got to Step 2, he did great.  He ate breakfast while I finished putting my makeup on, and brushed his teeth when I got Chloe dressed.  Chase requested she wear butterflies (he loves her butterfly outfits), but they were all dirty so he settled for turtles.

In the car on the way to daycare Chloe started crying and Chase said, "It's OK, Baby.  Daycare is fun!"  Then I asked him if he thought she would like daycare and he said, "No, because she cries all the time."  Ha!

I was doing very well emotionally until we walked into the infant room and Chase gasped and said, "Mommy, LOOK!  There are butterflies on the wall!  I think Chloe will like it here!"  That's when the waterworks started.  I did a decent job keeping my composure but I definitely got teary-eyed.

Chloe did great, of course.  She had no idea what was going on.  When I left her she was happily swinging, and when I picked her up she was happily swinging.  It was like, "What's the big deal, Mom?"

I did feel good to be back in the world of the living.  I did my hair and makeup, put some fabulous heels on (oh, how I have missed them)!  Ahhhh....  Civilization!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

wow! I'm impressed! You let Brian sleep in the first day you had to get both kiddos up and out the door for work! Super Mama!!

Sounds like you are glad to be back to work though so that's a good thing. Chase sounds so sweet with his lil sis! We head back to work in 2 weeks...:-( I wish summer was a lil longer!

PS...glad my idea helped Chase, too!! It still helps us here although we don't have to "rely" on it anymore!!!

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