First day in Day Care

Happy St. Patty's day! Today was Tyson's first day at Zion Lutheran Day Care. Mommy and Daddy had a hard time sleeping last night because we were worried about how he would do. (I put him in there last week for about 30 minutes while I filled out his registration papers, and that didn't go so well...) When we first walked into his classroom, we filled Ms. Ashley in on his likes/dislikes and went to play with a toy. He was ok for about 5 seconds and then realized that I was going to leave. He threw a HUGE fit. He was so upset his paci fell out of his mouth (he normally has complete control over it and can cough/sneeze without it budging). I told him bye bye and that I was coming back later and left - I know you're not supposed to draw out good-byes so I didn't, even though I wanted to hug him :(

He didn't eat a whole lot during the day, but there were a lot of green foods/drinks today because of the holiday so that might have weirded him out (green butter, milk, water, etc). The director told me she checked on him a few times during the morning and he had a "what are they going to make me do now" type of attitude - I would have loved to see it!! His teachers said he had his ups and downs but did pretty well considering it was his first time in day care. He kept his blanket with him at all times in the morning. He took his nap and ate his snacks, but not breakfast or lunch. I'm sure that will get better with time. I think his teachers are very good and the director is definitely involved and aware of everything that's going on. We'll try to put an update on here again at the end of this week, or next week.

For those of you who have kept him in your home, thank you for everything you've done for us. We treasure the time he's spent with you and will make sure we visit from time to time!

The first picture is the main building and where the infant classrooms are. Tyson's classroom is in this building.

When we first got in the car after I picked him up - he was mad at me/ relieved/ exhausted/ etc...

When we pulled in the driveway... I did one of my usual tricks to make him smile :)
YES... now I'm back at home with MY toys and MY OWN package of Goldfish! I think he tried to play with every single toy he has once he got home. Our downstairs is a disaster area right now!

Chilling out on the couch before bath time watching an Elmo DVD... does he look tired? :)


the rodriguez crew said...

this posting cracked me up! love it! i'm so glad you found daycare... i'll be in your boat in about 4 months! tyson is getting so big, and he's adorable. :)

MELANIE said...

(i'm katie liardon's sister) I hope he's doing OK at school! It probably IS harder on you than on him! I hated leaving my son when I first put him in school but I think it's good for him and he's learning! I'll check back to see how he did!