October 12, 2010


Have you ever watched that TV show Hoarders? The one where people let their stuff pile up and up and up to the point where they're nearly drowning in it and then are paralyzed to do anything about it. That's how I feel about this blog. There have been countless times where I've wanted to make an entry, then didn't and now I'm all full up in my head with posts. It's gotten so overwhelming that I did what I felt was the easiest thing to do...nothing. But as all hoarders know this is not the answer because things continue to build and eventually you become that person who's body is found under their mountain of junk. (True story:

So I have decided to slowly declutter my brain and clean out my head of posts. I'll leave the downer posts until later because two crappy posts in a row would turn even the sunniest of personalities sour. So happy times it is and what has been bringing a smile to our face during all our upheaval? JACKSON!

We have finally found a daycare for Mr. Jackson. He's been going part time 3 days a week for a couple weeks now. It's given me the chance to get the house in order and to be able to focus 100% on my work. Finding daycare up here is so damn difficult. Because maternity leave is 52 weeks, I guess their isn't a huge need for infant care. Add to that we wanted to send him somewhere licensed and add to that a large percentage of facilities have to take a certain number of subsidy kids we were starting to freak out at the limited number of choices.

Thankfully a couple blog readers stepped up with recommendations and we couldn't be happier. Because he's 8 months old, he's the baby of the baby class with the rest of the kiddos being between 12-18 months. So, he gets extra cuddles from all the teachers. Needless to say we love the place, they love Jack AND they have WEBCAM!! WIN, WIN, WIN! So after writing this I think it only fair that I be honest and say that maybe not 100% of my focus is work when he's a daycare. How can you not obsessively look at this?

Before you ask. Yes there are teachers and other kids in the room :)I just didn't feel right about taking a picture of them without permission/approval. He's having a blast and bring home craft projects and new skills like pulling himself up on things (which will be a topic of a whole other post).

Whew! That was a bit of a long post. Thanks for baring with me on that one. I promise to post soon and to not let my head get so buried in thoughts again.


Mo said...

I am both jealous of your ability to watch Jackson and am also relieved that I don't have that ability. I can't imagine the lack of work I would get done if I could watch all day long. I think it is an amazing idea, though, as it shows they have nothing to hide in the way that they care for the children. We've certainly missed your posts and hope to hear more from you soon.

Shannon said...

I'm a hoarder of blog posts as well and I feel exactly the same way - it's way too overwhelming to catch up so, like right now, I ignore it for a while. :)

I'm glad you found a daycare you like. Yes, it is hard to find one for infants up here because there isn't much need for infant rooms. We've even had a hard time getting Ian into daycare in the centre Erik already belonged to and is back into because they only have 3 spots for kids between 12-18 months (nothing any younger than that *and* they have to be walking to be able to take one of those three spots.) We've had to wait until one of the kids already there turned 18 months old. Erik has been back in since early August. Crazy. Ian will be the baby of the centre when he goes too - I'm sure he'll get lots of extra attention from the teachers and kids too. :)

Can't wait to hear more about how you're doing. :)

Somethingtogrow said...

So glad you're back. I've missed your posts!

Beth said...

Been thinking of you three - so glad to hear it's going at least a little better!

Next in Line said...

Wow you found daycare? That is almost impossible here for young babies. Good for you! I would be addicted to the daycare cam too.

Stacey said...

Glad you found one. I loved having the webcam and I think because they don't take subsidy kids, it's easier to get in.

Glad for an update. Was wondering how things were going. I hope we will finally meet up at the pumpkin patch! Looking forward to meeting you guys. :)

Pufferfish said...

Yeah, I'm a blog-in-my-head hoarder these days as well. It actually keeps me awake at night and it sucks. I'm not kidding.
Chicken asked me the other night, 'hey, are there any more of those letters of the baby to the mommy?'
She misses me reading them. I had a great Jackson voice apparently.