THAT mom

Great, 2 days into daycare and I'm already known as that mom. I'm probably the one they talk about, like I used to talk about that mom when I worked in daycare. The one who was particular, a little neurotic, slightly 'off' and just made your job harder? Yeah. Great.

In the mornings they tend to combine Infant I (Kian's class) with Infant II because there aren't as many kids yet. So, I brought him in the other room and they were getting breakfast ready, so I told them he hadn't eaten yet. The teacher took him from me and put him in the high chair. Then she goes "I know he can't have certain stuff, can he have an English muffin?" I said yes, but please hold the jelly (I just don't believe he needs that sugar yet). Then I get to thinking, great, I don't even know this teacher and it's spread. The other room already knows I want my kid having healthy food and they think I'm a nut job. Sigh. I simply asked that he not have cookies, graham crackers (has honey and tons of sugar) and no syrups, stuff like that. I worked there before, I remember them giving 12 month olds chocolate chip cookies for snacks! But, now I am just positive they think I'm a nut case and talk about me already. I willingly brought in organic teddy puffs and Annie's cheddar bunnies for any substitutes. Yum to Annie's bunnies!
Oh well, if I'm a nut case for wanting my almost 10 month old to eat healthy, then so be it.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank God some parents are making healthy choices! At the end of the day, you're responsible for what is put in your child, so be as picky as you want!

I'm convinced to this day that Noah's first daycare gave him solids BEFORE I DID! I withdrew him immediately and found a much better center. At his first ones, they gave the kids horrible foods, and I was still exclusively breasfeeding at the time.

Yay for neurotic moms!

The New Mrs. Rue said...

There is NO reason to feel bad about being a concerned parent. Having worked in child care, I've seen the other extreme, where parents just don't give a crap about there kids, and I would welcome a parent who actually cared about their child that much! Good for you, and don't feel bad! In the end, Kian's health and well being is the only concern!

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