September is finally here, and it is time my little rascal starts going to kindergarten. I have been looking forward to it for the last month, because I have started working and it has been pretty difficult passing Rayan back and forth, babysitting him, and besides that I think it is great for every child to have that experience with other children, playing, learning, socialising, which he never could have got if he was staying home. So even if I wouldn't be working I'd still put him into daycare.
I have had my worries though, like every mother, how is he going to adjust to everything, how am I going to deal with it, because that is a big change in child's life, a whole new environment, people and most importantly no mommy involved :(
I am super happy and pleased with the kindergarten in our town, not only that it is brand new, opened a year or two ago, looks beautiful, the kindergarten teachers are super friendly, and they have a really friendly approach of adjusting children to everything.
Our first few days went quite well, we came in around eight, Rayan was a bit clingy at first but he found interest in all the toys that were there quickly, he played by himself, and every now and then took a glimpse of where I was sitting :) around 10.30 they got a fruit snack, and around 11 they would go to take a nap, which we skipped for the first couple of days, so we went home by 11.
We stayed with our children the whole time, playing with them, and on the fourth day we left for an hour or so.. Rayan was crying of course, until I came back for him. Then day after day we started leaving our children longer, he stayed for naps and lunch, and now it is his second week in kindergarten and I can see a progression every day.. He is crying when we leave him in the morning, but he soon starts playing and gets distracted, he takes his naps, which I thought was impossible, because at home he sometimes didn't fall asleep until late in the afternoon. He eats better by the day, and every time I go pick him up, I find him playing and being in a good mood. It sure makes me really happy and relieved, to see things are getting better every day, it still isn't easy leaving your child, hysterically crying, but I have hope that he soon will grow on it, and will love being there :)