Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Off to Doris's: Day 1

Sofia is starting with her babysitter, Doris, today.  We love Doris.  Doris took care of our dear friends' children (two of whom have serious food allergies that require a specialized diet and care) and they were like family to her and she is family to them.  Doris only has one other baby who is 6 months older than Sofia (though about the same size!) and then there are only one or two other toddlers there during the day (depending on the day) and then some older kids come in the afternoon after school.  There is an assistant there also to help.  She could not be in better hands and I know this.  We are blessed to have her take care of our baby girl. 

So then why was I bawling my eyes out last night?  I just kept thinking of her all alone, wondering where her Momma and Daddy went.  I know she won't ever be alone.  I know that these ladies will love her up and give her a ridiculous amount of attention.  Russ will drop her off between 8 and 9 and I will be able to get her by 3:15 at the latest.  She won't even be there that long.  It will be fine.  That's what I keep telling myself. 

Not sure if I shared this picture.  It's one of my favorites, so if I did, you get to see it again. =)


  1. Even leaving them for an hour seems too long, so I get it. But it is so great to have such a loving place for her to stay and that your hours are great!

  2. That is the cutest pic ever! I can totally understand why you would bawl over this big milestone in Sofia's life. I bet she had a blast today and hopefully you made it through with dry eyes. xoxoxox

  3. What a cute picture! She looks so content. I hope her first day at Doris's was a success!