Sunday, January 14, 2007

God grant me the Serenity to know the difference ...

Thanks to Camille at Simplycamille for reminding me of my centre.

Tomorrow the twins return ot childcare after a 4 week break. They have absolutley loved having Mum and Dad home all that time - visits from grandparents, a week at the beach ... I hope tomorrow isn't too great a shock for them.

They are moving from the babies room with a maximum of 5 under 2s and 2 staff to the next room up - 13 toddlers and 2 staff. One of the staff is a new person I haven't met yet, the other is a girl who was in the babies room last year although she isn't the one that Hannah bonded with the most. Needless to say all the other kids are walking and talking in typical patterns. My Hannah is walking independently now but not for very long bursts. She is familiar with the room but I know she will find it all very overwhelming and intimidating for a while yet.

I ran into the director (a maternity replacement) today and she suggested I gatecrash a meeting she is having on Tuesday with the head of wherever these Ed people come from. The woman is coming out for paperwork but she is the one who will assess whether Hannah 'needs' additional support in the bigger room. It is very hard to get and they have already said last year that Hannah doesn't need it. I am not very hopeful and am feeling a bit lacklustre about it all I am afraid.

So yes it is timely that I recall my mother's favourite prayer:

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I hope all goes well with the transition back to child care after 4 wks off and the transition to a newer room!