Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Much Change

There's been a lot of change at our house this past week. The girls each got their own room, which meant reorganizing the playroom, ridding the "other" playroom of all the extra odds & end toys, and making a space for Lila's new bed. We gave Mallory the choice of which room she wanted, and she wanted to keep the one she had, so Lila moved into the Veggie Tales room and now she and Mallory both have their own rooms. They're both very excited.
Another change, not quite as exciting for Lila, is that we lost our nanny and the kids began to go to a day care facility. During the school year, they use a preschool curriculum, but during the summer it's a little less structured. Mallory's doing great. She already knew a few of her classmates from school, and she's made the transition fine. Clara, who I was the most worried about has done great. They say she's doing wonderfully. She does fuss a little in the morning when we drop her off, but by the time we reach the lobby, you can see on the screen that she's already settled down and is doing fine.
Lila on the other hand is having a pretty rough time adjusting. She cries when we leave, and frequently has been crying when I pick her up. She cries at home at the mention of day care. It's not pretty. We're hoping that it's just an adjustment and that she'll settle down soon. This morning, she took her American Girl doll and a backpack full of her books to read during rest time, and she said she wasn't going to cry when Kevin dropped her off. (Which didn't hold true, but at least she's trying). Say a little prayer for Lila and her adjustment. She could use it!

(Kevin walking the girls to day care this morning).

1 comment:

EMWilkinson said...

Don't fret's just change and each kid handles it different. She'll come around after getting to know the other kids more. Sydney started her daycare at 10 mos...and cried EVERY day for over a week. Then she would only cry in the mornings when we left...but if they could distract her it usually was fine. Just don't look worried...cuz if you do...then they will be more upset. I'm actually glad David started earlier (7 mos) because he did so well from the beginning. Truly...things will get much better...especially once the routine is developed. :) Good luck! The picture of Kevin walking them is so cute! I guess it's VERY close by! :)