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September 22, 2010

Daycare Gone Right

There are far too many daycare horror stories out there – unfortunately, we lived one of our own.  But, there are good ones out there and their praises need to be sung.

I picked up Rosebud early from daycare yesterday.  She’s teething and cranky and I figured I’d spare her teachers a couple of hours of Miss Clingypants.  Well, when I walked in, she was completely comfortable and content, sleeping peacefully all snuggled into her teacher who was rocking away in the rocking chair.  It was one of those moments that was so sweet it nearly broke my heart.  The tender way she was being held and rocked,  and the look of complete relaxation on her face…I wanted to kiss them both.

I asked the teacher how long she had been sleeping and she confessed that it was just over an hour! Which meant that the sweet teacher had given up her lunch break to rock my baby.  I struggled to find the words to both apologize and thank her, but she shook her head and said, “You know how she gets when she’s teething.  The poor thing was so exhausted I couldn’t stand it.  I’m glad she finally got some rest – it was the nicest lunch break I’ve had in a while.”

I’ve known since the first day that she’d be well cared-for in her new daycare, but today I learned that she’s also loved.