I know Xi Yu is going to miss her nanny very, very much, a very kind lady who has given her so much tender loving care for the past 20 months, who has provided such a great environment for her to grow healthily and happily, and who has nurture her to become a well mannered and positive characters. I am going to miss her too, for her kindness, for the little chats I have with her when I dropped off and picked up Xi Yu. We are sure going to keep close contact with her. No words can describe my gratitude towards her. It's probably the little girl's karma to meet such a great person early in her life!
It's been delayed since February this year. Her nanny initially suggested to stop taking care of her once we came back from Chinese New Year holiday. Then she said there was some change in her schedule so she could take care of Xi Yu for a few more months, then May, then June, and finally it's confirmed July. Oh well, as what the nanny said, though it's hard, but she must let go and move on.
So yup. It's hello to childcare, on the 1st July 2011. Surely she is going to the same childcare as Hao Re. Will be joining the playground, full day care. I know she is going to adapt very easily, giving that Hao Re is there to accompany and to protect her, that she is always a sociable toddler, and that she has been to the childcare a few times and she made herself very comfortable every time she was there. I am going to be very hard hearted, to drop her off on Friday morning, leave her to her teacher, and won't accompany her at all. Since it's a Friday, even if she cries, weekends are coming and I would be able to comfort her. Hope my "strategy" is right. Let's see.
The main change, as what I anticipated, is the food. It's going to take her some time to getting use to the food offered at the childcare. No more nutritious and yummy breakfast, lunch and dinner that was purposely cooked, "customised" just for her! And she also has to get use to having dinner at a later time. That's the reason why my parents are here. To help her in transiting to her new routine. Especially that my mum can help to prepare dinner, so we can give her dinner once they reach home. Then slowly drag the dinner time till 7+pm, when I would be on my own again. On the positive note, I think she is going to love the variety of activities she can do and the many little and big friends that she is going to make.
Big change ahead of you, little Xi Yu. Be brave!