Its not an option for us both not to work and after many posts, that has to be said upfront.
We took our son from a daycare center because he hated it, begged not to go and actually mentally started shutting down. He has been in an in home daycare now since July.. he likes it and doesn't mind going there and he is now 3-1/2 but I don't get that sense of "love" from my provider.. I understand this is her job and she likes kids but.. I also think she is a bit unattached. I have many friends who's children can't WAIT to go to daycare or their providers ask for sleepovers or ask to keep them to play or do activities etc.. just REALLY love the kids they watch.. So. I am actively looking but every place around us has zero vacancies..and I've also searched in areas I'd even have to drive out of the way for.. he's 3-1/2 and I really want to find that "perfect" person to help care for him while I can't be there.. makes me so sad..Am I asking too much for us to want "perfect" during these years ( ok, mom and dad would be perfect but its not possible so I want the next best ) or should I just be happy that he is happy and safe?
Answer by Sebbiemama at 8:57 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
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Answer by Momforhealth at 1:41 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
I think that if he is happy and safe and he like sgoing there then I would leave it be. He is going to be in school soon and while I know it sounds like your friends have the best of everything I would not worry or be jealous of them. When my oldest was in day care he had a great woman whose family treated him like one of their own. They had 3 daughters, so my son was like the son they never had. It was a wonderful experience when my son was a baby. When he got older and I had a second child we switched daycares for various reasons. The second day care was a home daycare, my boys loved it there, although the provider never asked for playdates or sleepovers. Also does your provider have kids of her own the same age as your child. If not that may make a difference and she might also think 3 1/2 is 2 young for sleepover. YOu can keep looking although who is to say that your son will love a different place. GL
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