As most of you are aware, 2 days/week Stella goes to an at-home daycare about three minutes from home with just a couple of other toddlers. For the most part, we absolutely LOVE this place and the provider and the kids, though the down side is that if the provider’s own children are home sick, the daycare probably has to get shut down for the day(s) with very little notice. Case in point – I received a text at 1am this morning that her boy had just thrown up all over the living room, so ya, no daycare for Stella today.
Often I can wrangle my sis-n-law or a friend to watch Stella for at least a half day last minute, but today, no dice, so after trudging out in the -22 degree weather this morning WITH Stella for my 8am weekly office meeting, at 9am I headed back home for an impromptu Mother/Daughter day with Bells. She took an awesome 3hr nap all morning, and then after having a messy lunch together that gave Stella quite the hairstyle, we spent the next few hours playing and taking pictures. She loves to take the lens cap off…and on…and off…and on…and off my camera, and that’s what she was doing here. I love it. 🙂
PS – Huge thanks to everyone who chimed in with their vaccination opinions and reasons last Friday! It’s obviously a hugely personal decision, but I thank everyone for playing nice in the comments. 🙂 I ended up getting the shot myself last Friday, because I figured it would (a) help keep me from bringing the flu home from work so I could keep it away from her that way, and (b) give Stella a few of the benefits at least through my breast milk. I decided I’m just not comfortable giving it to Stella at this age. Thanks again for all the input!!