Today marks the start of a new era for my little family. My two youngest children have officially started daycare for the first time ever. So far, we had been able to have their dad and I work around each other’s schedules with some help from family friends, but in single mom life, that obviously isn’t the plan any more.
I’ve been working on the steps towards an independent life for the last few months, and have recently been getting a lot closer. A job and child care were the first two big steps forward, and then a place to live by ourselves that fits within the single mom budget will hopefully happen next.
I know that ultimately daycare will be good for the kids. They will have a lot of social interaction with other kids, and will learn to listen to authority figures other than me which will help for school, but it is definitely something that is hard for me to accept as now part of our routine since I was able to avoid it for such a long time.
So, for today I have dropped them off, will get to work, and will start the day that is the first day toward building this part of our future.