Thursday, March 11, 2010

First Day of School

Well, it had to be done. Our poor Mickey Boy started daycare. And yes, that IS what I'm calling him these days. If it makes you cringe, well... Address all your hate mail to

Manus will be sending around a petition for a nickname injunction.

We enrolled him at Kendall Presbyterian Church's Early Start Program. I didn't know really anything about it but my mom suggested it and we just had the dumb luck of one space opening up in the 6 month old class. My mom is saving us by taking and picking Mick up on the days that I go to work. Ideally we would like to find a place near us on the beach, but as we don't want Mickey in daycare any more than he has to be, it's probably good that this place is close to work but far from home because I know I'd be tempted to drop him off for a few hours on my days off. I do that with Katie already, but that is a matter of sanity.

I am really impressed with the center as they have weekly lesson plans (I know, I know, for a 6 month old?!) well, whatever... Having them say that on Monday they will look at themselves in a mirror for an hour before moving on to "Find your Toes" is better than admitting that Tuesdays are filled with Separation Anxiety Hour and "Afternoons spent Crying".

Each day Michael will come home with a paper that notes when and what he ate, when and how long he napped, diaper changes and the day's disposition. (I'm waiting for "spoiled-ass brat" to get ticked off)

The best part is they take pictures of each child and email them to the parents during the day. As if to say, "Look how happy your child is here at Early Start!" These weren't the clothes I'd sent him to school in so I have to imagine Mickey had been happy up his back and out his pant legs at some point prior to photo time. Where's the picture of that?!!

Please don't let the irony escape you of my very Catholic husband marrying a Methodist and sending one child to school at the Presbyterian church and the other to learn with the Baptists. We are all going to hell.

"Mickey Boy, Mickey Boy, where's your little sticky toy?"

1 comment:

Debbie said...

LOL!!! You're freakin on crack. I love it!

That's so great that they send pics out every day! We've been discussing the where's and when's of preschool and I always pass by Kendall Pres wondering how their program is. Sounds like a great place, and Mickey looks very content :-)

Can I make a request for more frequent postings please. I don't get a belly laugh that often. Thank you.