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Sleepover Time: Vivi’s Need for a Break From Daycare

Vivi's Need for a Break From DaycareAs I mentioned in my last blog post, Casey and Addie are gone and Vivi’s stuck here in Indiana with me.  Our daily routine is fairly similar from day-to-day.

I get up and get ready for work.  I make Vivi eggs and toast (which she demands every morning) and I get Vivi dressed and fed for the day.  We then head off to daycare where Vivi spends her day with friends until dinner time.  Once dinner time comes around I pick Vivi up from daycare and we eat a meal and play for about 30 minutes.  Then we head off to the gym so I can finish my daily exercise.  From the gym we come home and Vivi and I read books until she is ready for bed.

That routine can get pretty old for Vivi, so when I get the chance I try to change a few things up for her entertainment.  On weekends we’ll go to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis or to a local playground, but during the week there isn’t much I can do to change things for Vivi.

As a way of giving Vivi a break from daycare, she will spend a few days at a friend’s house.  She’ll stay at a house where there are other little kids that she can play with all day, and where a mother will be there to give her some attention.

I know Vivi will enjoy her time at the friend’s house, but I’m not looking forward to leaving her there.  Vivi doesn’t do well when she knows she’s being dropped off at people’s houses.  When I drop her off and go to leave, she’ll put her head down and cover her face with her bunny as she starts to sob, and it breaks my heart every time I see it.  Within hours, however, she’ll be fine and she’ll latch onto the oldest male figure in the home.  That’s her way.  She gets attached to the father figure and demands to spend all of her time with the father.

In the end Vivi will have fun and when I pick her up she’ll be excited to see me, but it doesn’t make leaving her any easier.

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