So, my two oldest kids go to a home daycare near my home. I work out of town and I take my youngest with me to work. The reason he came to work with me as opposed to going to the daycare with them is because I am breastfeeding him and this allowed me to be able to nurse him all day and avoid using bottles/pumping altogether.
Here arises the issue. My two oldest children are a little over a year apart in age. They have always done everything together. They have gone to that daycare since they were both babies. My son is 5 and will start Kindergarten in September. This means that my daughter will be alone at the daycare for the next year. I'm not sure how she will do with this. As it is, if I have to keep my oldest home for anything I have to keep her with me as well because she doesn't want to go alone.
Should I take my youngest out of daycare at my work and put him into the daycare with her to make her more comfortable since at that point he wont be nursing all day? Or should I use this time to get her used to being more independent? After having my youngest at work with me it would be really hard to not have him there with me anymore. Plus, I am due for another baby in September so that baby will have to come with me to work as well. I can't take my daugther to work with me because there is no room in the preschool room. They are maxed out. So her only option is to continue at the daycare she is in.
What would you do? I really worry about how my daughter will handle this transition. I know she really wants to go to school and no matter how much I tell her "you have to be 5 years old to go to school" she doesn't understand why I can't just pull strings and send her to school with her brother.
I wish I could just be a stay-at-home-mom and keep them all home with me!
I would use that time to transition her into being more independent. When she goes to school she won't have either of her brothers with her the . I'd say it's better to transition her in a place that she is comfortable in, also.
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" I would use that time to transition her into being more independent. When she goes to school she won't ... [snip!] ... have either of her brothers with her the . I'd say it's better to transition her in a place that she is comfortable in, also."