Beginning Daycare

 

Pre-daycare

We had visited this daycare facility before.  I don’t know whether this facility would’ve been my first choice, but it’s the only one that allowed me to pay for only the weeks Ellis is enrolled in which saves me a lot of money.  But, the teachers here seem detailed and caring enough.

For a long time I thought Ellis was behind other children in terms of physical and social development.  But, at least in terms of language ability, Ellis is far away the most talkative at least based on what I see in class.  However, the other kids are much more developed physically both in terms of dexterity and muscle mass.  And, they are not picky with the snacks provided to them.

 

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Arrival at Daycare

We programmed Ellis to look forwards to her first day of school.  We’ve filled her head with the idea that school is fun and exciting, a chance for her to have fun with kids her age.  We even challenged her that she will be at school without daddy or auntie.  And, it worked.  She was really looking forwards to saying “bai bai” to us after we drop her off.

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On her first day, she’s armed with her bear backpack and joyously marched into daycare with me.  However, upon entering the classroom, she nervously clung to me.  She wasn’t completely willing to sit next to the other kids during morning snack time, and she didn’t want to touch the apple sauce and milk provisioned.

But, she was willing to play with building blocks at another table with me for a short while.   And, during this time, I was trying to gauge when the best time was for me to take my leave and let the teacher take over.

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As she got involved in some of the classroom activities, I stepped farther away from her.  But, she immediately notices something is wrong and chases after me.

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Eventually, I had to give her the speech that it’s her job to be brave and to learn at school, and daddy will promise to return to pick her up in the afternoon.

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To my surprise, she sucked up her tears, started to push me away and told me to go.

Picking Up Ellis at Daycare

During the afternoon, I returned to pick Ellis up and saw her talking to another teacher, Miss Kylene.  Miss Kylene was leading her class in play at the front park where it’s near the parking lot but divided by a fence.  I peaked between the fence’s wood slabs and saw Mss Kylene folding up Ellis’ blanket.  And, Ellis was talking to Miss Kylene in Chinese incessantly.  When I walked to the play area, Ellis ran into my arms, and Miss Kylene told me she never had a child who was so talkative with her.

Miss Kylene is not her “homeroom” teacher, but she reviewed what she could with me regarding Ellis’ day.  And, later, I got to talk to Miss Raquel too.  They said Ellis cried for 15 minutes after I left but started playing with others after the entire class took a nap around 11am.  She ate almost all her lunch and was talkative for the remainder of the day.

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The teachers also started potty training and limiting Ellis’ use of her blankie and pacifier.  About a month later, she’s completely off her pacifier.  But, she’s still struggling her other two endeavors.  She was using the toilet during her first week at daycare but stopped afterwards.

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After Daycare

Day one of daycare just so happens to be Ellis’ birthday.  So, we took her to the Spectrum for the carousel and the Ferris wheel.  We then returned home to a room full of balloons.  Hopefully, she feels rewarded and calmed down after a grueling day.

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And, we prepared a little surprise for our birthday girl at home.

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  • Llips don’t lie

    How now, pho now?

    • Phonow

      ok. checking in. :)

      yeah, i wish kp would put ojoe in his place. but i think kp does not consider ojoe a player.

      • Llips don’t lie

        He’s the most clear minded
        And he can prove he told portal to transfer tm

        • Phonow

          good thing kp does twitter. i think that psalm wants to bury the whole thing.

          that article that ojoe posted… usually psalm would FEATURE that dayum article. not this time. lol!

          • Llips don’t lie

            His biggest mistake was to assume the role of lin’s business partner and file the tm
            Second mistake was to hatch the idea to use it (jlin’s tm and name) on Tees
            He over stepped his bounds

            Actually he overstepped his bound by even filing for the tm
            But he uses his fan status to cover his azz

          • Phonow

            yeah. talk about hend cover up. and still trying to appear to be the “good guy.”

          • Winner

            umm you didnt make this thread private???

          • Phonow

            hmm. strange. i will tell etane that all the comments are visible.

            apparently, only the post itself is private

          • Winner

            this is how wuts his name got ur comments.

          • Phonow

            lol. i might have made that comment on jl.net, or here. am not sure.

            i just gave etane the head’s up that all of this is not private. :(

            are you able to see his photographs and essay above?

          • Winner

            no pix or essay but all comments are visible with almost all the thread.

          • Phonow

            lol. welll…. i guess you can see how wild we get on this thread. :)

          • Winner

            its cool but its not as private as u think. lol.

          • Phonow

            it was private… but he made some changes this morning. apparently… there are bugs to work out. hahaha

          • Winner

            oh okay. shoulda test it before send it out to the public.

          • Phonow

            trouble is… we have log ins to the website… so there was no way of knowing if people without logins could see what was posted.

            you are now the debugger here. :)

          • Winner

            well nosy ppl not gonna stay on one thread. they will get around like wuts his name

          • Phonow

            yeah. not good.

            i wonder if etane is going to make everything log in only again. :(

          • Winner

            well at least you know the problem now.

          • Phonow

            yes, thank you for bringing this up.

            i hope etane sees the message soon… before other people start poking around. :)

            i have to start cooking dinner now… but thank you for everything winner.

            ttyl

          • Winner

            np! ttyl.

          • Winner

            phonow, instead of deleting ur comments, why dun u take out the link from
            jlnet so ppl wont get to it til is fixed?

          • Phonow

            okay will do

          • Phonow

            okay, done. at least the people logging in later today will not have a link.

            good idea. thanks.

          • Winner

            exactly. its like you’re closing your doors to your home in the meantime.

          • Phonow

            some peeps will have access… but hopefully, they refresh– and the link will disappear.

          • Phonow

            i hope etane gets home soon… and fixes the prob. lol

          • Phonow

            ikr.

            i do have to run again– hubbie home & cooking dinner. but am glad i saw your suggestion.

      • Llips don’t lie

        How is it now?

        • Phonow

          so far, so good. cross fingers

  • Llips don’t lie

    Oops,.first
    Lol

  • Llips don’t lie

    Charles is obsessed with dd
    He probably got a little dd

    • Phonow

      i notice that. charles is pizzed because dd ran circles around him the last time they interacted. haha. shrink with bad self esteem.

      • Llips don’t lie

        He needs the help he’s supposedly giving

        • Phonow

          without dd, charles is able to post cr*p without someone questioning him.

          • Llips don’t lie

            No one cared for his disjointed mumbling
            Lol

          • Phonow

            he is still crowing about dd. how he misses his conversations. haha.

            too bad his ego is wrapped around interacting with dd

          • Llips don’t lie

            He doesn’t respect people
            He acts polite but it’s a passive aggressive FU

          • Phonow

            exactly. he tries to bait people into answering his glass half empty comments, just to bash them for answering.

  • Llips don’t lie

    Saw kps posts
    Yes!!!

    • Phonow

      kp calmly makes his points, and does not bother interacting w/people who has no clue whatsoever.

      • Llips don’t lie

        The troll Charles just enjoying kicking up a fuss

        • Phonow

          yes, i agree. lawyer sir charles really does not sound like a lawyer. haha. but… he backed off when kp made his points.

          • Llips don’t lie

            He asked someone …like many of us lo l

          • Phonow

            you asked your lawyer friend. i watched lawyer tv shows. lol

          • Llips don’t lie
  • Llips don’t lie

    I flagged ojoe butt kissing article lol

  • dd

    new thread! hey it’s a jeremy post! let’s talk about jeremy there!

    • Llips don’t lie

      I’ll have you know I read little e first day in daycare adventure yesterday

    • Phonow

      okay… posted redhended thread on jl.net…let’s see who bites……

      • http://etane.net/ etane

        and i am back

        • Phonow

          wheeeeeeee

          da man is back!!!!!

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            no more dd. really thought i’d get rid of dd in 3 days when i created it.

            so unceremonious that charles is first to respond to you

          • Phonow

            haha. charles is a chicken chit. he bad mouth you all week and now he does not want to come out and play

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            my thoughts too… scared to come to my playground haha probably same for many others

          • Phonow

            hahaha. poor charles, deflated faster than a pufferfish in a japanese restaurant.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            even he knows people are tired of his glass half full schtick. he’s got some selfwareness

          • Phonow

            i am tired of him. period. he has no wit. and like llips & i were saying… drains all the energy out of the room.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he keeps saying that i’ve changed.. but isn’t he speaking of himself? he was somewhat amusing before

          • Phonow

            do you understand charles’ sense of humor. for me, it makes an audible clunk.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he’s hungry for attention? that’s how i interpret “just having fun”

            i wouldn’t feed his hunger

          • Phonow

            yes. so are we all. but dang it, charles is as exciting as a wet mop.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he knows it too that’s why he’s laying himself think onto the rest of us… can’t do it irl

          • Phonow

            haha. would hate to be his patient of his

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            he seems to be using the internet to center himself. you know.. dump all the stuff his patients dump on him onto someone else.

          • Phonow

            exactly. that is why he picks on the members at jl.net. i remember you having a convo with him about how he makes them his case study

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            seems much worse than that now.. not even studying.. just dumping. before it was at least interesting when he conducts his case study

          • Phonow

            yeah, i wonder if he is retired now? still having intrusive thoughts. lol

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            well this all started when i called him a ayn rand follower…

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            ttyl thanks for posting and taking the heat directed at me

          • Phonow

            no prob. aunty pho is a-okay.

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            so far 30 people dropped by but no one from hawaii… hmm someone blocking ip? haha

          • Phonow

            ? i was there…

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            no evidence anyone from hawaii been on my site.. nsa!!!

          • Phonow

            wheee winner posted!

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            yah she said everyone has an opinion

          • Phonow

            you’re not going to say hi?

          • http://etane.net/ etane

            hi nsa?

          • Phonow

            to winner silly!

          • Phonow

            oh. dang. i meant that winner posted on YOUR site. much ado about a mark

        • Phonow

          hey etane. the thread appears to be open to anyone with disqus.

          winner just gave a head’s up that the thread is not private.

  • Llips don’t lie

    Dd created thread to talk tm
    Moving
    http://etane.net/uncategorized/another-jeremy-post/