Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Honesty is the Best Policy

I started my new job on Monday. I dropped the girls off at Mrs.Lisa's for the first time on Monday as well. My first work day went fine. I felt a little overwhelmed at times, but that's all part of it. And then I picked the girls up. .....
I had previosly explained to Mrs. Lisa that we try to give the girls organic dairy products, etc. I packed a bag with organic juice and snacks.
Exhibit #1. Mrs. Lisa gave the girls non-organic milk. Which in turn gave them belly aches.
Exhibit#2. Olivia had paint and markers all over her arms and mouth(which is a sign that she was eating them).
Exhibit #3. Olivia had play doh stuck on the bottom of her sandals(which I was not aware of) and picked it out in the car the whole way home. So there is still blue play doh in the floor board.
Exhibit#4. I spent part of my evening sobbing beside the tub as I tried to scrub off the paint and realizing that she was jabbering words that I didn't understand. Exhibit #5. Olivia would not nap for Mrs. Lisa and was cranky the rest of the evening.

I was a wreck Monday evening. BUT, I came to my senses and realized that no one is going to do things exactly how I think they should and I have to cut the cord!
They all love Mrs. Lisa and Olivia cried when she had to leave the first day. Things have been much better since Monday and my new job still overwhelms me, but I'm thankful that I have it.

Here is Olivia's face scrape from Mrs. Lisa's. :o)

So, honestly, the week started off emotional for me, but hopefully it will keep getting better from here!


Gina said...

It is sooo hard letting someone else take care of your children! I think you have to find a balance-know that things aren't going to be perfect BUT stand your ground on the things you feel are important! I know it is an awkward feeling with the baby sitter. You don't want to make her mad b/c you want her to take good care of your children. You will find the balance. Just remember if you stand your ground early on, it will make it easier down the road! I think I was too controling even with my mom and mother in law, but I felt more comfortable and didn't worry as much b/c I knew things were going how I wanted it! I did learn (and am still learning) to be a little happens and you have to deal!

Nanna Nette said...

It really will be Okay!! We all go through that, and you are right it is very hard to let someone else do things differently when it comes to your babies. I agree with Gina, we have to learn not to sweat the small stuff and stand our ground on the things that are really going to make an impact. Love you!!

The Harper Family said...

Will be praying for you!!! Your mom is right...we all go through that and it is tough but the Lord will see you through every step. I'm praying this gets easier for you.