Happy new year to all of you out there!
We celebrated by leaving Curly overnight for the first time. He stayed with Strawberry’s parents for approximately 15 hours while we went into the city for dinner, drinking, and a night in a hotel. We put him to bed there and then were back for him at about the time of his morning nap. He had a total blast with his grandparents (and their dog) and I know the feeling is mutual. As much as we missed him first thing in the morning, it was lovely to not have to worry about him, to enjoy a throwback to our baby-free days of late night drinking and carousing, and to potentially sleep in the next day. Of course, that last one didn’t technically happen, because neither of us slept much due to the unfortunate drunken antics until past the wee hours of morning by idiots on our hotel floor. Oh well, you can’t win em all, and at least we didn’t have to drive.
Curly did a 1 hour trial at daycare on Wednesday and was “an angel” so we start full time on Monday. If he had been upset at our leaving him, there would have been a longer trial on Thursday, but the care provider didn’t think he needed it. I’m certainly glad that he’s an independent kid, and while I won’t lie and say that it didn’t sting that he didn’t seem to miss us, this is a preferable outcome. We are a little bit concerned how the scheduling and naps and feedings will all work out. I’m sure it’s going to be rough going for a week or so until he gets used to the new routine and they get to know him better. It’s great that they think he’s an angel, but in that time he didn’t need a nap, a bottle, or a change. He was enthralled by the new toys and people, but when that charm wears off, I think it may be a very different story. We trust them and I’m certain everything will work out in time.
For those of you that ended 2009 on a high note, we are so happy for you and hope that 2010 continues to smile upon you. For those of you that are not sad to see 2009 come to an end, may this new year be a hopeful beginning and may you find your heart’s desires fulfilled. We look forward to sharing our journey with you and following you in yours.