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To be looking forward to DD starting nursery?

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DrSeuss Wed 22-May-13 09:39:54

A friend's son started nursery this week. Many FB postings about how the kid loves it but mum is distressed and crying on leaving him and misses him terribly all morning.
I can't wait for DD to go to nursery! Three hours for myself! Even if I just do the housework, it'll be so much quicker and easier. Prep and marking for the two days a week I teach will be much easier. I will have a little bit of time for hobbies! My friend has plenty of hobbies, I thought she would be glad of the time to persue them.
So, am I evil mummy or just looking forward to being me for a little while every weekday?

Loulybelle Wed 22-May-13 09:41:47

Nope, its nice to have peace, and remember the kids probably need a break from parents too, i know my daughter does.

MolotovCocktail Wed 22-May-13 09:48:27

YANBU. I enjoy my dd being at nursery - it's very good for her and I benefit in that I can get things done.

She gets to be with her friends, she socialises with children of her age in her way without my intervention, she engages in activities that I consider too messy for the house, she has learned to trust (trustworthy) adults i.e. her teachers.

She's very happy and grown in confidence and abilities smile

MolotovCocktail Wed 22-May-13 09:49:11

And in always, always very happy to see her again at midday.

youmeatsix Wed 22-May-13 10:14:55

i loved when my youngest went to nursery, he got what he needed, and i thought "oooh a few hours to myself, i wonder what i shall do?" i am still looking for those few hours "to myself" and he is just finishing his 1st year at uni grin they come out of nursery with plenty to tell you, but dont expect to notice big pieces of time "to yourself" they magically get filled up without you noticing

ilovepowerhoop Wed 22-May-13 10:18:45

those 3 hours are the fastest hours in the day!

Calabria Wed 22-May-13 10:50:10

I couldn't wait for my daughter to start nursery and nor could she.

Imagine how embarrassed I felt walking home along trying not to cry on her first day. So glad I didn't meet anyone. blush

She cried too. All the way home. She didn't want to leave. grin

MidniteScribbler Wed 22-May-13 10:52:43

Looooooove daycare days. Fortunately, so does DS.

SgtTJCalhoun Wed 22-May-13 10:56:14

I loved being with my dc and I didn't send them to nursery till I absolutely had to. Both didn't go until age three. One never settled as it turned out he had ASD. Dd is thriving and loving school in Year 1.

mrsjay Wed 22-May-13 10:59:17

yanbu IMO you dont have children to clutch them to your busom winkand this weeping and wailing really annoys me preschool is fab for children parents just need to stop wailing and be proud of their children , facebook has a lot to answer for nobody could status update when mine started nursery

Geeklover Wed 22-May-13 11:05:35

My youngest starts nursery in the new school year. He can't wait grin
I am a little sad as he's my last but god am I looking forward to him bending someone else's war for a bit. Boy can he talk. smile

Tailtwister Wed 22-May-13 11:13:56

YANBU. DS1 does 5 mornings and loves it. He was completely ready to go and gets a lot out of it. It's also a great preparation for starting school if they haven't been in nursery already. Also, if it's at the school they will eventually be attending, they do get a head start with making friends.

3hrs isn't as long as it seems though. It feels like I've just dropped him off and then I'm collecting him already!

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