Yesterday was my daughter’s first (ok, just a half day) of day care and my wife and I are struggling a bit with it. She’s only two-and-a-half and we have been lucky enough (or stupid enough) that Amy has been able to stay home with her for the majority of that time but now that Amy is going back to work it is off to day care for little Hailey. I plainly realize that Hailey has grown very attached to both of us and counts on us to always be there, but it is still very hard to watch her cry and beg for us to not leave her. Are we wrong to be so protective of our little girl? Are we doing more harm than good by trying to keep her within her comfort zone? Of course she cries when she is disciplined at home and doesn’t get what she wants, but that (IMHO) is different. She told my wife that she was scared when she dropped her off this morning, and that just doesn’t sit well with me. She’s just a little girl and we only want the best for her.
Here is her favorite song of the moment.
MP3 | Ta-Ra-Ra Boom De-Ray