Today was your first full day at the nanny’s, your first full day when neither your dad nor I stayed with you there. You did great! You took a few multi-hour naps, you ate really well, and you enjoyed playtime. The nanny feels much more comfortable with you and it seems like you’re both really settling into a routine and getting into the swing of things.
Speaking of swings, she did mention that she took you to the playground and put you in a swing. Although she said you had a great time, I can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy that she was the one to escort you through your first experience swinging. She got to see how you reacted to the motion – whether you laughed or cried – and watched your eyes and face express your sentiments about the movement. I know that there will be many firsts in your life, and that this is probably just the first of a few ‘firsts’ that we’ll miss, but I can’t help but to feel a bit of regret to have missed it. I told your dad that we’ll have to take you to a playground this weekend, stick you in a swing, and relive the moment with you. I hope that you don’t mind reenacting the moment for us.