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Ni’s 31st Month Birthday Letter & Starting Pre-School Details

myangelHappy 31 Months, baby. Mommy is sorry for not writing your 2 and a half years birthday and this letter sooner. I’ve battled physical pains and emotional stresses a lot lately and it completely slipped my mind to write these letters for you.

So much has happened over the past couple of months. You are 2 and a half years old, baby girl! Wow! How has time flown by so quickly? Last Friday, June 5th was your last day at daycare. You didn’t understand what that meant, but mommy certainly did. It was a sad day to say goodbye to all of your friends and the loving staff. But when one door closes, another will open and it did!

You started pre-school on Monday. You were terrified by all the new faces and environment. I was terrified to leave you with strangers once again. I almost cried while speaking to the supervisor but she reassured me that you would be well-taken care of and would get used to your new “school” soon. 4-days in and you are definitely getting used to it and have begun liking it there. But mommy still doesn’t seem comfortable yet.

My heart still pounds with anxiety every time daddy calls me and tells me he’s just dropped you off. I still feel the urge to call the pre-school to check-up on you and ask if you’ve eaten, slept or had any issues with the other kids or teachers. I called the first two days and the teachers reassured me that you only cried when daddy dropped you off and once involved in activities, the tears went away.

Yesterday, you didn’t cry at all; which is a great sign that you’re enjoying herself.

I can’t believe you have become such a big-girl. You are so independent now and it’s amazing. You’re not a baby anymore, except for when you get a boo-boo and need mommy to kiss it all better and yell at the piece of furniture that hurt you (which you bumped into yourself because you’re clumsy).

You also have a “special friend”. His name is Jason. He’s a little toy doll at your old daycare that has become your best-friend. Everything you talk about has Jason involved in it. When I go back to your old daycare to pick up the rest of your things, I’ll take a picture of Jason and send it to your email, so that you can remember him forever!

Anyway, sweetheart. Please keep growing into this beautiful, loving girl that you are becoming and keep making mommy and daddy fall in love with a little more every day. We love you, darling angel. Happy 31st Birthday.

Mommy~

Last Day Of Daycare

  Friday was Ni’s last day of daycare. OMG! Right? When did she become two and a half years old? When did she get so big? How did the time fly by so quickly? 

It was a depressing afternoon. I cried as Ni hugged all of her teachers and said good bye. She doesn’t understand yet that she won’t see her teachers, whom she has grown so close to anymore. But I understand it all too well. I remember leaving elementary school and realizing I wouldn’t see my two favourite teachers again. Luckily for me, I went back to volunteer during my co-op in high school and have kept in touch with one of them ever since. 

But these are Ni’s first teachers and they are like family. These are women I trust my child with for over 8 hours every day for the past year and a half. They are her second mothers. They have taught her so much; to eat on her own, so many nursery rhymes, counting, and so much more. But most of all, these women have taught her about a love that someone other than your family can provide. They have taught her that love can come from complete strangers. They’ve taught her that how to love and that she is loved.

I’m going to miss joking around with Stacey, Bella and Malti. I’m going to miss the guidance and affection Grace, Hazel and Marlin provided and the tough exterior and loving nature of Olive. If I could, I would never let Ni move out of this daycare. I begged Olive to let her stay. But it’s out of all of our control due to city regulations. 

But this bond we have made with these lovely ladies will never be forgotten. I hope to let Ni remember them and visit them often. 

To the ladies of this daycare, thank you. Thank you for every boo-boo you healed and kissed while mommy and daddy were at work. Thank you for taking care of a piece of my heart as if she was your own. D and I cannot thank you all enough for your love and compassion.