Punkie is seeing a lot of changes at day care this week. He and his friend are now the oldest babies in his room, as most of his friends have been moved to the next classroom up. My husband called to say that, when he dropped Punkie off this morning, there were three new, smaller babies in his room and they were all freaking out. Poor Punkie looked concerned, he said.
Punkie is also working through a teacher change. His room has two teachers, a lead teacher and a second teacher. His second teacher really loves Punkie – she dotes on him and carries him around a lot. Well, that second teacher was promoted to be the lead teacher in another room. This is probably tough for him in the moment, but she’s now the lead teacher in the next room up (where all his friends are now), so Punkie will see her again in a few months when they move him up.
Our understanding is that Punkie will also be moved up when he is 12 months old, or sooner if he starts walking, provided there is space in that room. I feel like, even though he’s not quite 9 months old yet, we should start working on the walking so he can rejoin all of his friends sooner. I worry that, since the new babies are quite young, they’ll require more attention and care, and Punkie will get less. Also, he enjoyed watching the older babies and learning the things they could do. I’m concerned that he will be bored. I don’t know if babies get bored like that, but I suppose we’re going to find out very soon.