It’s For the Kids … Right?

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At 8:00AM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays I pack up my two kids and the three other daycare friends and wait in line for spaces in a free program. They go into a school readiness program where they are in a classroom of children their own age for two hours and I need only be in the building (in the classroom if they are having a sad day).

I’m starting to wonder if this is really beneficial.For my two kids, having two hours separated from me is key or else they’d be attached to my legs all day. Ava also starts kindergarten this fall and I find the structure of their morning is similar to what it will be in school. That said, all of the friends I had there have gone back to work and nobody there really inspires me to go. I’m bored and missing my kids the whole time I’m there (as a childcare provider they have drastically reduced the programs I am allowed to attend) and my loneliness is magnified without them.

Does this sound like I need friends or that I am outgrowing this particular program?

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Now that post wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be when I saw the image you chose (a great kids album that we own).

    I've never even heard of that program – you'll have to email me with the details.

    What do you usually do while you're there? Do you read? Do other work while you wait? Were you socializing before when others were there?

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