This week has been an interesting one to say the least. The kids started daycare on Monday which has resulted in morning meltdowns, headcolds, potty accidents, tears…lots of tears, sleepless nights and very early mornings to get the hang of this new routine.
Truth be told, I’m having as hard of a time as the kids adjusting to it all. I’m completely guilt stricken with them being cared for by people who are basically strangers, I’m not happy at all about the arm & a leg I’m paying the strangers to now raise my kids 10 hours a day, and somehow this whole concept of giving your kids over to other people seems twisted. I mean didn’t I have kids so I could raise them and enjoy them? Or be drove crazy by them? Depending on the day of course
I keep telling myself, this too shall pass. It’s only for a season, before we know it summer will be over and they’ll be back home with Kristen.
I try to remind myself of the positives, the structure of the day, the fun activities they do, the new friends they’re making, especially for Jesse who is such a shy boy. But when he looks at me and says “Mom I missed you, I don’t want to come back here anymore…” Yeah, that part breaks my heart.
But like all things, we’ll get through this. I’m not the first parent to have their kids in daycare and feel what I’m feeling. Their kids turned out okay and I’m sure mine will too.
Okay enough of that stressful talk. On the flip side, the weather is getting warmer (I think summer is officially in the air), I downloaded my newest favourite app called A Beautiful Mess created by the bloggers of the same name. Basically you can add doodles and text to your photos before uploading them to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Best $0.99 I’ve ever spent! I love it.
And this weekend in Canada is the Victora Day long weekend which means bbq’s, social gatherings and maybe even some backyard camping with Jesse (weather permitting…the nights are awfully cold) If you’re not following me on Instragram, be sure to get on that so you can see more images using the Beautiful Mess app and pics of our weekend adventures.
Happy Friday! And Happy long weekend!