This one won't be too long, but it was a funny day in the nursery. I can't remember everything that went down, but I do remember laughing at some of the things that were said. The best, however, was seeing Josh come out of the bathroom with his pants on backwards. He looked like those pictures you sometimes see (that really make me gag, but when you see it in real life, it's another story) of a little boy trying on his dad's clothes. A big shout out goes to little Cannon, who usually cries non-stop and we are forced to get his parents. But today, though he cried some, he still managed to soldier on and he stayed nearly the entire time without his parents intervening. Way to go, Cannon!
And a little side note: I really don't think getting the kids to come in at 12 months will help squelch the crying. This is up for discussion amongst my blog readers, but we often hear parents wishing children could go to nursery at 12 months instead of waiting until 18 months when the seperation anxiety sets in. We've had children who started out really good when they first enter nursery, but within months, they start crying. There's no rhyme or reason why some kids cry and some don't. We've seen kids who go to daycare during the week cry when left in nursery. We've seen kids who never leave their mom's side do great when left in nursery, and vice versa. I've even seen children whose parents are going through a difficult time do fairly well when left in nursery. They might need more hugs and holding, but they do pretty well. I can't figure it out. I wish there was some magic phrase we could say to children so they wouldn't cry, but there isn't. Like many things in life, you just cope with it.