Friday, August 26, 2011

Child Care Update


Yeah, I still feel like crap, thanks for asking. But I’m so bored with talking about being sick, so let’s move on, ok?

What’s that? Yes, Pebble is settling in to child care quite well, thank you. This week she did two half days, staying until around 2.30pm – 3.00pm. She’s been eating, sleeping, playing and yes, sometimes crying. She cries a little when we drop her off, and cries on and off during the day, but we’re told that she settles well when reminded that we’re coming to pick her up “soon”.

Which brings me to two new favourite expressions that Pebble has been using. The first is “shoooo, shoooo". Here is a scenario to put it into context:

Pebble: Daddy?
Me: Daddy’s at work.
Pebble: shoooo, shoooo *solemn nod of the head*
Repeat x 3. Minimum.

I gather that the gorgeous Toddler House staff must have to use a lot of “Mummy/Daddy will be here soon” when Pebble asks after us, and now Pebble is using it as her soothing thought to get through those tough times. It’s like a little baby meditation. Cute, no?

Less cute, but pretty hilarious, is the “stop! stop” with a talk-to-the-hand action. I think this is taught to the children at child care to help them stop other kids snatching toys and pushing each other over. You know, the whole “use your words, tell them to stop”. I’ve been there, I’ve done that.

Pebble seems to think the most suitable application of this new found communication tool is when Mummy and Daddy are having a conversation. She plants herself all up in my face and says “stop! stop” with that hand waving in my face. Hilarious! But it so ain’t gonna work around here, little girl, let me tell you!

Anyhoo, I’ve got a date with a couch, a blankie and, when Pebble goes to bed, finishing off the rest of this classic (can you believe I’ve never seen it before?!).

~ Spartacus ~

Enjoy  your Friday night!


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear she's settling in well....and those questions will NEVER stop Kylie but heck, in your job you knew that I suspect. :) x


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