What mom knows best, Grandma knows better.
“Sorry we’re late” I apologized as I walked into my parent’s house, “Maya really wanted to visit her old daycare.”
“They were watching a movie there!” Maya exclaimed as she jumped on my mom to give her a hug. They talked about a few things then all the kids went out to play.
“I’m not really sure it’s a good idea to go back to Maya’s old daycare while she’s still nervous and transitioning to her new one. Pretty soon she’ll be telling you she wants to go back there. Change is a good thing. She’s young. She’ll do great, but she also knows how to play you.” My mom cautiously warned me.
I agreed, but really didn’t think Maya would ask to go back to her old daycare. She knew this was her transition to kindergarten and Maddox’s new daycare. She seemed to really like this new place. And, she and Maddox got to eat breakfast together every day.
My mom and I joined the kids outside to play and an hour later it was time for dinner. As the kids shoved pizzas in their little faces, Maya stopped, looked at me and said, “Mommy, I think I want to go back to my old school.”
I looked at my mom, smiled, then whispered, “it’s like you’ve done this before.”