Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daycare - Week 2


Kai is now in her second week of daycare. Week 2 has proceeded much as week 1 did. It is clear that Kai truly views this as her "home away from home" (the name of her daycare).

Yesterday, Eric and I dropped her off together. She walked up the steps in front of us, pushed the door open, stepped inside and looked around. There was no one to be seen. We were first to arrive and Lauren and Jacob were in the kitchen working on breakfast. "NUM NUM," Kai shouted to announce her arrival and also let them know that she was ready to eat.

Lauren came out of the kitchen and said hello to Kailey, who promptly turned to the door of the playroom, which was closed, and pointed at it with some purpose. Lauren opened the door for her, and Kai marched right in and started making herself coffee at the pretend kitchen. "Bye bye" we said to Kailey, kissing her head while she proceeded to ignore us and tend to the coffee pot.

We turned to leave, but another family was coming up the steps. So, we stopped in the hallway to chat a bit and introduce ourselves. About two minutes into our conversation, Kai walked out of the playroom, coffee in hand, and saw us. She raised her eyebrows and said, "BYEEE?" in this tone that was both questioning and accusing. The other parent burst out laughing and said, "you're cramping her style."

2 going on 12. That's our Kailey.

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