We are really blessed to have found the place that we have for Nick to spend his days at. I was out of town at a conference for two days last week, and my wife had to drop him off at the Day care in the morning. Up until Friday this had been a teary affair for both Nick, and usually whichever parent was dropping him off. Things changed on Friday however. My wife called to tell me that he was HAPPY to be dropped off. It seems that over the past two weeks he has gotten to know some of the other kids, and obviously he has become comfortable with the staff. I was a little skeptical, but after dropping him off three times this week, I can confirm it. As soon as he is put down, he makes a beeline for the other kids.

I’ll be completely honest – it’s kind of a bitter pill to swallow. OF COURSE, I’m thrilled that he isn’t miserable all day long, but… well, it’s hard to see him happy to be without his parents when he’s not even a year old. It’s only a matter of time before he starts asking us to drop him off a block away so that we don’t embarrass him in front of his friends 🙂

Seriously, it’s a wonder to watch him grow. I hope it doesn’t sound silly, but as you look back on your child’s life you really can see how his personality grows and changes. It’s certainly a very special feeling.