There comes a time in every toddler’s life where they make a transition from home to nursery / school. Your time has come at 15 months. It’s probably not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it felt like quite the milestone for your mother and me…it is the first of what I presume are many times over the course of your life where we let you go.
There was no single motivation behind the decision and it really came down to 1) evaluating the list of pros and cons for sending you to nursery and 2) how keen you were to go.
- You could develop relationships with other kids your age
- There would be consistency in everyone’s schedule
- A chance for your mother to get other parts of her life back in order
- It would offer a different type of structure for you
- They offered half days and Mandarin sessions
- You’d be away from home!
- You’re still potty training and nursery might set you back
- You might not get as much sleep as you normally would if your nap times fluctuate
- You still have to pay for days that are holidays even for the nursery which is just lame
And for #2, you were as keen as could be. Every time we asked whether you wanted to go to nursery, you would answer with a resounding “yes!” (we also threw in some control questions that like “do you want to stay home with mama?” to see if you were just saying yes to everything), and believe me when I say we asked you about a dozen times over the course of the week as we hemmed and hawed over it.
So there you have it. A rational approach coupled with your own desire. Hope you like it…