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September 21, 2004

Daycare blues...

Fabulous Babe is back to work this week on a full time basis. Her first day was pretty much what she expected. (With a bit of dusting.) I imagine that by the end of the week things will be at the pace they were before Jack arrived.

Our morning routine is now well defined: I drop off Jack and she picks him up. This way I get to deal with the unhappy "I don't want you to leave!" tears and she gets the "You're here! I love you!" smile.


I'm making it out to be worse than it actually is. Jack's not really fussed much in the morning and he smiles as soon as he sees the Queen of Daycare. It just feels like a punch in the gut leaving him in the morning even though I know he is going to have a great day.

I try to style him up in the morning before the drop off. He laughs and carries on when I am dressing him and gives me very serious looks when I am changing the diapers. I always pick two outfits, hold them in front of him and then dress him in the one that catches his eye first. (The other goes into the bag as a backup for a level 10 poop emergency.) Socks are a given.

I just realized: At this point I am more a Valet than a Father. Go figure.

Posted by Jim at September 21, 2004 06:24 AM