At the beginning of February, Zander started attending a new daycare. The first week was good, but it was also a little rocky. He got a few sad faces towards the end of the week because he had trouble listening and following directions. I think that was still part of the adjustment to a new environment and actually having some rules to follow.
Since he’s been in Childrens’ Discovery Center, he’s learned new letters and numbers, improved on his writing, and even made a few awesome crafts, like a sock puppet and a palm tree. I attended the class Valentine Party and was very impressed that 24 4-year olds could sit still for that long, while valentines were handed out.
I’ve even started noticing changes while he’s at home. It seems like I don’t have to warn him about misbehaving much and he’s starting to take pride in things he’s doing. We’ve had night time potty training challenges and I’ve done research to learn that it just takes longer for boys to “get it.” I’ve taken the approach that it’ll happen when he’s ready.
Well, it seems like that time might be here. He’s gone a few nights and has stayed dry, but when he doesn’t stay dry, he gets upset. I think the new daycare has been a great change in helping with this. He’ll be 5 in April and this will be a great present for all of us.