Kate started daycare this week. She loved it. I was unsure if it's too early for her as she's only 16 months. But it turned out that she really enjoyed it. She didn't cry much at all, only a bit on the first day when one of the other kids got picked up by the parents, and just as she cried I arrived. The daycare that she goes to is Hillsong Childcare Centre. I was surprised to find out on the first day that her teacher is one of my good friends. The teachers there are really nice. And the facilities are good. I didn't think my kids would get a place there before as there're 500 kids on the waiting list. But I did put their names down early(before Kate was even conceived), well, as a matter of fact, I only put Jamie's name down at that time. Jamie was quite upset as her starting date is in two weeks' time and she wanted to start NOW. It took the staff one hour to rock Kate to sleep on the first day. The daycare was just opening for service from this week. It was expected to open for the last year, but it took them a long time to get through the council, in fact, they just got registed last Thursday.
I remember when Ellie first started daycare when she was 3, it took her 6 months to settle. Sometimes she cried so much the teacher had to call me to go pick her up. I tried her while she was 2 and it was impossible. Jamie started at 2, no problem at all.
I guess the older children do help the younger ones to mature a lot quicker in various ways.
Although I still had Jamie with me for the last two days, (they only go for 2 days), I was so not used to the "freedom" I had. Well, next month we'll be moving house, and I'll need the time to do all the packing, cleaning, unpacking and the decorations,etc. Got to get rid of lots of junk. When we lived in Port Macquarie, we had a big house. Half of the first floor is a garage-workshop that can contain 8 cars. And it was full of stuff that I couldn't even walk through it. We have moved twice, but we still have way too much junk. Maybe that's part of the deal of marrying a builder.