Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lar and I recently visited day cares to select one to care for our daughter when we return to work. (I must say that I already can't bear the thought or fathom the idea that we are going to take our precious little human and entrust her to strangers for 6 hours each day!)

Anyhow, we were incredibly impressed with the second daycare we saw. It smelled of clean and of baby and of content. A few babies were napping in their individual cribs. A worker was rocking another. A teacher was changing a bulletin board. It was soothing. We were impressed that they use baby signs to communicate and feel that is a good choice for our daughter who was born with a cleft lip and palate and may have speech problems.

As Larry and I exited the facility and walked to the car, I declared that it was so peaceful and wonderful there that I just wanted to quit my job teaching high school students and work there, holding babies all day.

Shocked (because I have never really liked babies and have never wanted to hold one), Larry turned to me and exclaimed "Who are you and what have you done with my wife!?!?!"

1 comment:

  1. We did sign with Taylor and it was a super experience. I think at her peak she was signing between 75 and 100 things.

    If you haven't seen them already, check out the series, "signing time". You can find the DVDs on Amazon and the like, but here's a link to Rachel and her story (

    The series is really engaging and a great way to introduce sign. Taylor still asks for them - although they did a short run on PBS (but couldn't find a sponser) so we have about a dozen on the DVR.