I promised I’d share this story earlier…
When I went to get Matt from daycare yesterday Miss C pulled me aside. That always gets me nervous!!
She told me that the daycare has a little boy who is teething. So he is crying a lot right now. It was naptime, which Matt doesn’t have to participate in. Miss C was quieting everyone and had just given this little boy some Orajel to help him out. She went and sat back down by Matt at the table and this was their conversation:
Matt: “What’s wrong with those damn kids. They whine too much!”
Miss C turns around to disguise her laughter at his statement. When she turns back around she says, “Matt we can’t talk about the kids like that.”
Matt: “But that one keeps cryin”
Miss C: “He’s teething Matt. His mouth hurts.”
Matt: “Well mine didn’t”
Miss C: “But Matt you have all your big teeth. You probably just don’t remember.”
Matt: “Didn’t hurt”
Miss C just dropped the subject at that point because that could be an all day conversation and offered him some crackers!!
So I spoke too soon. Matt & Rachel are not at all happy about how things are going this summer and are way too attached to how things used to be or should be in their minds.
Rachel has woke up every morning declaring it a bad morning. We all know how that is. If you wake up thinking negative thoughts…negative stuff happens. She just really wants to go to the daycare, like she always has in the summer, but we just can’t afford it. She knows that. We don’t hide stuff from the kids like that. But she is having a tough time accepting that answer. She is enjoying being with Grandma J. but it’s not the same. I’m hoping that once Lauren and Austin get here for the summer it will be a bit better for her. She won’t feel so alone. My 3 nieces are here and are also with Grandma J. but she does better with Lauren. Plus my nieces go home this Saturday for 2 weeks before returning for their final 3 weeks with their dad so Rachel will have some time without anyone around.
Matt on the other hand has the same routine we always follow but he doesn’t want any part of it. He seems ready to go but the moment we pull up at the daycare he throws himself back into the seat and starts wailing. He gives me this list of places he would much rather be. It usually takes me dragging him out by his ankles to get him out of the car. Once I get him on his feet I have to walk behind him and nudge him with my hand on his back all the way into the daycare. Once he is past the first door I just let him go. He knows that Grandma R. (lady running the daycare) won’t put up with a tantrum so he heads straight for the breakfast table. (I do have a funny story about Matt from the daycare that I’ll share later!!)
I really need to brainstorm a way to make this easier for the kids. Though time may be my only option.