Jack started day care this month and he is having a blast. Every day when we pick him up he is all smiles and the teachers rave about how well he behaved during the day. I, on the other hand, am not handling the whole transition as well.
I have issues with this daycare. Would I dislike any daycare Jack was in? Maybe. But here are the things that I dislike about this daycare.
One: When we registered Jack for daycare they practically laughed when we told them that Jack still uses a bottle. And I know, I get it, he should be off it by now. But you know what? He’s not. And that’s OK, he’ll get there. But we started the whole process worried that we some how were holding him back and that he was going to be behind all of the other kids.
Two: Whenever we pick Jack up, he’s got food on his face. For some reason they don’t clean off his face after he eats. I don’t expect them to bathe him or scrub him but really, you need to take the carrots out of his eyebrow. It’s just not right.
Three: One day I was called in to pick Jack up because he threw up twice. When I walked in Jack was sitting next to his cot (they have assigned cots to nap on), which was occupied by another kid, and was just staring at it. He was just sitting there hands on his legs, looking longingly at his cot. And the teachers didn’t do anything about it. They just joked around like “hey (whatever his name is) that’s Jacks cot, why don’t you go sleep on your cot?” and the kid didn’t move. Poor Jackie just had to wait until his cot was empty for him. Luckily he was going home and wouldn’t have to wait to sleep in his crib.
Other than these few things I do actually like the school, but I just can’t shake the bad feelings that these things give me. We’ll stick this school out for now, but I’ll be checking out other schools in the mean time.
What do you think, am I overreacting?
Do your kids go to daycare? If so, did you have a tough first month?