Moving On Up

7 Nov

Hard to believe, but Luke’s daycare teachers are getting ready to begin the process of transitioning him to the next room.  He has to meet certain qualifications to make the big move across the hallway:

  1. He needs to be walking (apparently his current version of lurching and stumbling also qualifies).
  2. He can only take one nap per day (afternoon).  Luke has been fighting his second nap while at daycare for the past few months, so we recently have moved to only one per day.  It hasn’t impacted his temperament at night and they are thrilled that he is no longer terrorizing the sleep area by banging on the crib rails, throwing his pacifier into the middle of the room and screaming “DADA.”
  3. No bottles. I was skeptical about that one, but last week we sent him to school with two sippy cups – water and formula – instead of his two six-ounce bottles and water sippy.  And, he did fine.  Clearly, teacher knew best in this case.
  4. He has to sleep on the floor on a nap mat.  We ordered his mat last week and this will be one of the last major milestones to room migration.  They claim that all kids will do it.  I can’t imagine him sleeping on the floor without trying to crawl away to play, but, as has been proven, what does Mama know.
  5. Shoes.  He needs to wear ’em.  Which means we need to get him to at least wear socks.  This is not going well.

So, within the next four-six weeks, I imagine he might be saying goodbye to his teachers, crib and baby toys to walk across the room and join the “First Step” classroom.

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4 Responses to “Moving On Up”

  1. ~liz November 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    are robeez considered shoes? we never put actual shoes on our boys’ feet until they were running around a lot outside. because of the sock issue. 🙂

    • JRaePhelan November 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

      Yes! Robeez or Pedipeds are considered “shoes”!

  2. Gigi November 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Now I see what the “nap mat” is, very cool, but how in the world do they get the kids to lay down and sleep in them!!!!!

  3. Kristin November 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    I never thought Liam would sleep on the nap mat- boy was I wrong! He did it the very first time they tried. I think they see all the other kids “going to sleep” and follow suit. Good luck to Luke. And Jess, it is harder for us to transition our “babies” then it is for them!

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