Okay, part of that was a little bit exaggerated. M.D. IS going on his first field trip today, it WILL be in Stillwater, MN, and there WILL be news crews there. But it's not for him. Miss Michele will be given the Washignton County Daycare Provider of the Year Award today! We are so excited for her, and after 4 months at her home with understand why she is being given this wonderful award.
I'm not sure what news crews will be present, but I do know that I had to sign a waiver before M.D. could go so that his image could be used. I will get the update from Miss Michele when I pick M.D. up this afternoon and will post to my Facebook if there is a particular station that is going to be airing the story tonight. We are so happy & proud of her. Also, I think she's proving her cahunas but offering to take a handfull of the kids along for her awards ceremony. She's loading 5 daycare kids (plus her two kids) and driving them to the ceremony, keeping them happy & attentive DURING the ceremony, and then driving them home & completing a full day of care (yes, she has an assistant..but c'mon this is still a pretty big undertaking!).
We had some bummer news from Miss Michele a few weeks ago. She had an assistant quit on her and so she's having to cut-back to 4 day weeks. I completely understand why...I have no idea how daycare providers have the energy to provide care 5 days a week. Her drop-off and pick-up times range between 7am-5:30pm so those are her hours. Plus at least an hour afterwards cleaning up and prepping for the next day's activities. 12 hour days are hard on anybody, I know I couldn't do it! The silver-lining is that M.D. will now be going to Grandma Barb's on Fridays! They are both very excited :)
Dr. Appointment Update
That's all for now! Stay tuned on Facebook for an update on the news story about Miss Michele :)