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Ms. Pattie

Klara loves her daycare teacher Ms. Pattie. All kids love Ms. Pattie because she adores them. She gets an almost religious glow when she clutches a child to her chest. 

All parenting books warn me that it’s normal to feel jealousy when your child shows love for a stranger for the first time but I say, are you fucking kidding me? I’m ecstatic that Klara loves her teacher. 

By the way, everybody who was telling me not to be afraid of daycare and stop looking for a nanny was right. And I was wrong, probably because I saw daycares in Soviet terms. For instance, both N and I were stunned to discover that we can brimg Klara in and take her home whenever it’s convenient. Of course, we are never disruptive of the group schedule but if I feel like not bringing her in on a Thursday, for instance, I can do that.

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2 thoughts on “Ms. Pattie

  1. Socal dendrite on said:

    My daughter (almost 2) runs over to her carer and gives her the biggest hug when we arrive at the daycare. It makes me happy too! And of course, she runs over and gives me a big hug when she sees me at the end of the day. I’m glad Klara and you are happy with her care.

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