I believe I found daycare for little kid today!
The best part is, it's a policeman's wife and the cop was completely charmed by little kid. I think that this "in" with the police department could seriously benefit my little felon in the future.
Super sweet, wholesome couple. He was very talkative, total "good ol' boy", right up little kid's alley and vice versa. She is quiet, calm and nice. They live in a lovely home and little kid loved their one year old and I guess there is another boy who is little kid's age that comes three times a week.
This is a major step up from the place we went yesterday. Big Kid, the daycare critic, no longer felt the need to interview daycare providers because he really liked the lady we met yesterday and thought her house seemed fun. He was ticked that I would betray her by checking out someone else but as we were leaving today he said, "Dis is da best daycare yet. Dis is where little kid needs to be goin'. Dis is a good house, she is a good teacher." I agree.
We had stopped by a big corporate run daycare in town the other day and I was stunned by the number of kids in one room and the overwhelming stench of crap. As we walked to the car, I said, "I just don't know about this place" and Big Kid said, "Yeah, I know. I was really embawassed for dem 'cuz it dest smelled like poop so bad. We can't be leavin' him places dat smell like poop." I agree.
Driving away from there today I felt so at ease and little kid was in the back seat happily yelling, "Scoo mum, scoo". As we were leaving, I told him to give a hug goodbye, nodding to the one year old, and he turned and threw himself into the daycare lady's arms and gave her a trademark squeeze before turning and laying one on her daughter. They both loved it.
I warned her that if there's a Sharpie in the house he'll find it, or an opportunity for mischief he'll take it, and she said she can handle it. She'll only be watching him 2-3 days a week and I bet you anything he goes over there and acts like a total doll for her every single time. Freaking turd.
We then went to Wal-mart to get the rest of Big Kid's school supplies and little kid picked out the ugliest lunch box ever. Seriously. I don't even know if he'll need a lunch box, but he was so excited to be part of things that I let him get one. But damn is it ugly. I've got to get a picture of it for you, it's so "him".
Tomorrow is Day 1 of the big job. I've never been so excited about a job before. I'm nervous, semi-sick-to-my-stomach nervous, but also really excited. I'll be in all day training tomorrow and they invited me out for dinner afterwards. So that's a big day there. Then all day training Thursday, then a conference call on Friday morning (you know how much I'm looking forward to that) and Big Kid's meet the teacher on Friday afternoon.
Big Kid is excited about starting school and is hoping his new teacher resembles his new doctor, or at least has the same hair. I guess he is fond of brunettes with ponytails. Alrighty then. We'll see on Friday.
So the rest of the week will definitely be crazy and you all will definitely be missing me. You've been warned. I'll check in though, you know I can't stay away.