I got the below e-mail today. Interesting.
Mostly because for the past few days the paper reports we'd gotten had him being a happy boy. Even jokes had been made from her saying how she didn't know who this child was, but it wasn't the Sasha I had brought her at the start. So this sudden backpeddle? I've no idea where it's coming from.
As for only being able to cater to him, I dunno if I beleive that. You see, when Hubby would pick him up? He was always strapped in a high chair playing by himself. When I've snuck around to peek in windows to see how he was doing? He'd be playing happily...by himself again...with their toys or play kitchen or something.
So it just doesn't seem to ring true.
I do know she just didn't seem to like him. When we'd come in we generally came in with another mother/son pair and she'd be fawning all over this boy. We'd barely get acknowledged. Meanwhile, she'd be saying--loud enough so we could hear--how much better a boy this other little boy was. And part of it could be the bad start. Part could be that he's at the age where he's only extremely affectionate with those he has bonded to. And even then he can be a little odd about the affection...remember that only recently has he decided to kiss me at all. And I'm his Mom.
And then there's the constant "well if he were full-time..." To me it sounds like a request for more money. And if things are that bad? Why would I want my kid there MORE?!?
From: Daycare Lady
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 1:51 PM
To: Becoming Mommy
Subject: Re: Daycare
I know we had talked about Sasha possibly being here more and see if that would help him settle in better. Unfortunately, the current arrangement isn't working, for either Sasha or us. Unless we come up with a better game plan I am giving my notice. I would be happy to return your money for the next two weeks but unfortunately I am unable to provide care for Sasha, in this present condition. He is not happy and continues to cry all day which makes for a very stressful day for us as well as the kids. Due to his crying we are unable to do anything with the other children. He continues to cries during nap and that keeps all the kids up. This makes for some very crabby kids in the afternoon, again making it very stressful environment. I am sorry but I just can't continue like this. I didn't want to wait and drop this on Dad at pick up time so I am e-mailing you. Please contact me if you should have any questions or concerns. Thank you and good luck in your childcare search. I am sorry.