And so my new life as a daycare provider begins! Adios mat leave, well.. technically not yet, and technically I wont officially start my daycare until May 1st. But really, i'll be doing what then what I started doing this week, caring for another or two other kidlets besides my own.
So far everything has been going great! The boys are getting along well, playing nice, and are pretty mellow for most of the day. Landon still seems to get pretty tired and overwhelmed from having another munchkin running circles around him all day, but that is to be expected.. heck, he's having his 3rd nap of the day right now. It will definitely take some adjustment time for him.
I do miss my downtime though.. Landon usually naps throughout the day for a combined time of about 3-4 hours where I get a lot of things done around the house. He is still napping for about that amount of time, but while he is asleep, the other is awake.. hopefully someday their naps will coordinate. The longest I have had them overlap thus far is 30 min :-p Enough to sit down and eat my sandwich and make a cup of tea.. but not drink it hehe.
We've been out and about each day as hanging out in the main area downstairs can get a little boring for a few hours straight. So far we've gone to see the ducks along the golf course, visited two playgrounds, chatted with neighbours and walked down random streets. Tomorrow we're off to another park that I have yet to visit, it should be interesting :)
Here are a few photos of the little tykes getting used to the new setup!
I'm hoping that Landon will benefit from having someone to watch and imitate that is a tad bit older and is doing new things.