Little MPB Gives Me Hope
I was picking up Little MPB from daycare the other day and another mother looked at Little MPB said hello to him and then turned to me and said Little MPB Gives Me Hope.
I wont lie, I was confused!! All I could think was how does my child, who you only see at daycare, and who you know absolutely nothing about, give you hope? I’ve been told before that I give people hope because we found our way to our little boy, after so much struggle and loss. But I’ve never heard that he too gives people hope. I loved hearing it, because hope is so amazing! But I really didn’t understand.
I had no idea what to say, so instead I introduced myself to her and her little boy, who I had never met before and said thanks, why does he give you hope? I’ll admit, I am completely positive that I had an incredibly puzzled look on my face while asking her!
She went on to explain that her little boy just started daycare a few weeks ago and the transition has been rough. She did a few transition days and was also so impressed by Little MPB everyday she was there. Again, I asked why? Evidently, all he does is smile and laugh all day long. And she figured if he is that happy at daycare, maybe her kid will also like daycare soon. I guess now her and her husband always say that there’s hope for their little boy to adjust if Little MPB is so happy at daycare.
I did tell her that our transition went horribly for the first week. And everyone told me it would get better, and it did for us once he adjusted to the new routine. I also told her that I still have not done a daycare drop off, because I am way too afraid to see him upset – it turns out neither has she!
But I wont lie, I absolutely loved hearing from someone who does not work at the daycare that he’s happy all day long. We know Little MPB is an unbelievably happy kid – so much so that we often say he’s the happiest kid we’ve ever met, and so do the grandparents and family friends. And, we are told all the time how happy Little MPB is at daycare – at every drop off and every pick up. But, we were starting to wonder about daycare because it was starting to feel like a routine/standard comment. So, having another mother reinforce just how happy he is at daycare made my day.
I guess this probably means the daycare transition has gone well and is officially done.
So while Little MPB may give her hope, she gave me additional peace of mind that Little MPB is okay at daycare and we picked the right location for him. And peace of mind is a pretty amazing gift.
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