Friday, December 20, 2013

Dealing with Change...

Today is Rory's last day at her current daycare.  We decided to move her to Primrose School starting after the holidays.  I am excited and nervous and anxious about this change but above all I know that its a great decision for Rory!

I have always been someone who embraces change.  Change is fun.  Change can cause drama.  I like fun... and a little drama.  I usually don't get anxious or stressed about change. 

For some reason, this change was really hard for me.  And I think its because its not really a change for me, its a change for Rory.  And lets face it anything having to do with Rory involves heightened emotions.  For Tim and I we will drop Rory off at a different place, work with different teachers and experience a few other changes.  But for Rory her whole world will change.  Not just the physical environment will be different, the teachers the building, etc.  But the whole way of learning, structure of the classroom and daily routine will change.  I am anxious about how she will adapt.

I know you are probably thinking I am being dramatic.  And logically I know this.  I know that although this seems big now, in retrospect it will be no big deal.   But for some reason pulling Rory out of a place she is comfortable and thriving even if it is the best and right decision makes me have that anxious feeling in my stomach.  I told Tim I am going to get an ulcer over this.  

I think once today is over I will feel better. 

And the reality is Rory has adapted to every other change in her life like a rock star!

Rory knows that she is changing schools and is really excited about it.  At Primrose she will be starting Preschool.  So we have framed it that she is now a big girl and ready to start Preschool!  She keeps saying "I'm not a toddler, I'm a Preschooler." She visited the classroom and ran around the room looking at everything, washing her hands in the toddler-sized sinks and moving around furniture (there was a blue chair at the red table and she fixed it).  She loved it and didn't want to leave.

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