One of the advantages to being a bad mommy and sending my kid to daycare is that I don't have to spearhead every single transition Jack makes. As I mentioned earlier this week, Jack is currently making the transition to the big exciting world of Group 3. He's been spending a little more time there every day, and it seems to be going really well. When I ask him if he likes it, he says, "Yep," and "More Amy," since I told him that he'll be seeing his friend Amy more often. (I think that Jack likes Amy because of her resemblance to Dora the Explorer.) The teachers say that he is happy there, even comforting another kid who was crying. And this morning, a squeaky voiced Roary said that he likes it too. All good news.
I was a little worried, though, that things would be done differently over there. They have real tables and chairs, not the chairs attached to tables thing that his current room has. That's no big deal, since Jack shunned the high chair a few months ago. My biggest concern was about naps. I got the good news this morning that Group 3 also takes naps at noon, "long naps," according to the teacher. The only change besides the tables, she told me, is that they don't use sippy cups any more. They can hang onto them for a few weeks, but then it's time for a regular cup.
Jack can drink out of a regular cup. He's been able to for quite a while, actually. The problem is that Jack enjoys taking a few swigs out of the cup, then pouring the rest on the floor. I cannot tell you how delighted I am that someone else can help me break him of this habit.