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Daycare Post

In a complete change of pace I need to talk about the little one’s daycare.  Since we’ve trekked across the country, I had to enroll her in a new daycare.  Its the same chain as the one she was at in San Diego.  Im sure you  know the one, very popular and they are everywhere… think lots of red.  Anyways, her daycare in San Diego was just….. wonderful.  Honestly.  It had this bright warm feeling.  There was a low teacher turnover ratio.  And the staff was very friendly.  It was exactly what I wanted in a daycare.  I felt like the teachers were really on top of their game there.  The kids were young, but they managed to keep them in control most all of the time.

Now, we are here and I put her in the same chain knowing that their curriculum is the same.  I was hoping that it would make for a smooth transition.  And the curriculum is good and I am glad that my daughter is learning during the day.  However, It kind of annoys me that I never bring home artwork though.  We have been there for over a month and the only thing she has been sent home with is scrap paper that she’s scribbled on.  I brought home artwork nearly every day at the last center.

I guess I just dont get that warm fuzzy feeling here.  I dont love this center.  Maybe my expectations are too high?  I think any center would have a hard time living down her last one.  But on a few occasions I have come to pick up the Lil Miss and have heard kids saying some very not cool things.  Three times this week another kid has greeted my daughter in the morning with some variation of her name in conjunction with a potty word.  Okay, not huge deals.  But they just rub me the wrong way.  And my kid is four, I didn’t think I would have to deal with this stuff yet.  When Kid J says: Hi A****-poopy-head (or some other vulgar variation) there of every day when we walk in, its not cool.  Today the teacher actually said something to him about it, but its probably because I stopped and looked at him like – are you kidding me?  Again.

It probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but then my girl says to me “mommy it makes me sad when he says that”.  Yeah, thats my heart hurting now.  I am frustrated.

Four year olds shouldn’t be talking to each other like that. They shouldn’t be talking about being boyfriend and girlfriend and loving each other (which another boy in her class says to her A LOT).  Why dont these teachers have a better grip on these kids?  I really do have to wonder if my expectations are too high?  Is this the norm and I am just now witnessing it?  Am I being a crazy over protective momma bear?

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November 4, 2011 at 5:59 am 1 comment

Big Changes

Well, things are in motion and big changes are coming our way.  My husband and I have come to a mutual agreement that splitting up is best for us.  There are so many emotions that go along with this, but at the end of the day its what we both know is best for us.

He also got orders to go to Japan for 2 years.  He leaves sometime after Christmas.  Between now and then we have a lot of things to take care of.  I am moving back to Michigan to be closer to family.  I love San Diego and would honestly love to stay except for two things.  1. Cost of living and 2. my family and the few close friends I have.  Simply put I just cannot afford it out here by myself.  But, moving home will give me and my daughter the ability to see family on a whim.  Be surrounded by people that care for us.  And experience 4 real seasons.  (Oh who am I kidding I hate snow!)

When Dwayne gets back from Japan… Im not sure what the plan is.  We will figure it out at that time what is best for us and our daughter.  I don’t think divorce is something to be taken lightly.  But this has been something that we have discussed for a very long time.  We have tried everything possible to avoid it, but we just can’t.

Now we are both moving on to the acceptance phase of all of this.  it will be an adjustment when we move to Michigan and he is staying with friends and family instead of with us.  But it is what it is.  We will both be stronger when this is over.  And hopefully we both can find our happiness again.

So our pack out is in two weeks.  Look out Michigan… I will be back October 1st!

September 13, 2011 at 11:58 am 7 comments


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