Two updates, really.
1. Lots of people have been asking the who, what, when, where, why and how and one more time please about Noah starting day care last week.
When: Once a week for a half-day (four hours)
Where: Newly constructed and basically across the street from us, where there’s a large garden with pony and bunnies and an aviary too. The owner and daycare provider, Ellen, has a particularly cool backstory because she walked away from sales, to start this new career path in daycare. She felt she needed more quality time with her husband and two young sons, whom I’ve all met now, and so Ellen left her management position behind to start from scratch with schooling and licensing. She now has a full day care center building built on some extra land right behind her own house. I think that’s pretty kick-ass.
Why: So that Noah can socialize with babies and toddlers, learn some rules and hear more Dutch spoken…and so I can get a few free hours to myself.
How: The daycare system here in Belgium is prioritized very high, and Noah’s pediatrician also happens to be affiliated with this particular daycare. Everything happens for a reason and everything seemed to line up, and so we went ahead and scheduled a visit and registration. Within a week we were approved (there was space), and it’s been good for Noah and for me and Davy. It’s a little sad seeing Noah growing up in random fast forwards, but I also feel pride and relief that he adjusted so well to daycare.
2. Noah had his first haircut today.
~ Sorry Noah, and sorry it took you so long to calm down…
It took him a while to calm down. And we eventually took him to do his new favorite thing…
Shopping Cart Surfing!
I can’t stop staring at Noah since we’ve left the kiddie hairdresser’s. He looks so…different. He’s not a baby anymore…