Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Nanny

As many of you know, Parker started Kindergarten last week and loved it.  This week has been about the same.....about.  Beyond the transition to Kindergarten, we have also added a new person into our daily lives....I can't remember if I mentioned this before but, I hired a nanny type person.  I struggle calling her a nanny because it makes me feel so bourgeois.  I feel like if I call her that, I am saying that I am/was too good for the before school program, which I assure I am/was not.  Parker has had to wake up at 5:30am for the past 2 years, go to work with me at 6:30am for a half hour and then at 7am, go to daycare for the entire time they were open.....that is a long effing day for anyone especially for a child....but that was our routine and he took a 3 hour nap in the middle of the day.  Nap time is no more so I was struggling with the idea of taking him to before school care at 7:30 am (which would totally not work with my schedule) and him be alert enough to fully participate during the solution find someone to come to my house at 6am, help him get up, dressed and take him to school.  And that is what we are doing....getting use to Kindergarten and getting use to a new person waking up Parker.  He was fine last week but this week he has had two sobby days.  I can't complain though because he hasn't been misbehaving but I just have to give him time to adjust.  I am very lucky, the young woman that I hired is the "all time babysitter."  This is what she has been doing for two different families for a couple years.  She is very sweet and gets a long great with Parker.  I think that she is starting to be able to converse with me easier too.  I talk a lot (shocking!!) and the conversations have been more one sided, but I figured, maybe I shouldn't talk so much.....I think it's working!!

A couple funny school stories.

Last Wednesday when I picked Parker up he admitted to getting chocolate at school.  He said that he was going to have to drink a lot of white milk at home because of it.

Thursday he told he bought a pickle in the lunch line.

Friday his lunch bag was almost completely full.  I asked what he ate and he said, "The Capri Sun, 1 white milk, 1 chocolate milk, a pickle and the bag of Cheetos."

Monday he told me school was too long and asked when spring break was starting.


  1. Is he in all-day kindergarten? I didn't know kindergarteners got lunch!

  2. Yes, all day kindergarten with a lunch break.