dust is actually dead human skin cells, bug poo, and the nightmares of small children. I try not to breathe when I’m moving them, and wash my hands 42 times after having to actually touch them. I’ve never been so wigged out by this stuff before, and I’ve certainly lived in far more disgusting places. I’m guessing it’s because I’m way more tweaked now that I’m a mum.
at the last place with a brand-new facility and wonderful staff. But the feeling never quite went away, and when Abby came home on her first proper day with a vomiting bug, that was the nail on the head. I mean, I know kids get sick at day care, but I think that was probably the sign I was looking for that my gut was telling me this wasn’t the place.
I got a few side-eyes because I insisted on staying during orientation until both kids felt comfortable enough to leave me and play on their own. For Peps that took nearly three hours, and I think they were expecting me to do the drop and run, leaving the ladies to comfort the kids. Which I’m fine with, but only after my kids feel comfortable and familiar in that brand-new environment and with those brand-new people. It’s also hard to encourage them to stay and tell them they’ll have a great time if I’m not feeling it myself. So I don’t make them. It means working at night and wherever I can get five minutes (including letting Pepper cover herself entirely in yogurt while I get shit done), but after all the posts I’m seeing of mums crying over their kids going to school for the first time, and how fast everyone grows up, I’m not in any hurry to have them in day care a lot (although we have found a new one a bit closer to home) – Abby will be at kinder before I know it, and then there’s no turning back!
I’m also working on finding all the best pizza in a 10k radius. This is by far the most pressing of my issues.
Work has been fun, and I’ve been doing as much as I can remotely, but it’s far nicer to be in the same city as your peeps. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff happening on ProBlogger this year (including the conference – I can’t wait for that!) so if you’re looking for a bit of blogging help, do come over and say hello! You’re sure to find something that will be useful to you, and you’re always welcome to ask us for anything specific.
And lastly a huge thank you all for your words of welcome and encouragement as we made such a big move, too. I know I’ve neglected this space a bit, but as I’m sure you all know there was much to be done! I’m going to take all of you up on your offers of cups of tea. Just as soon as I exorcise these curtains.