Tuesday December 8th, 2015

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: daycare.

I haven't mentioned it previously, but Max started going to daycare just over a month ago. He's there two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), which matches up with when his cousin Natalie is there. We started out wanting to just do mornings for the first two weeks but by the second Thursday he was doing morning and afternoon - mostly because he had no interest in leaving when we arrived to pick him up before lunch the first three days.

It's generally been going very well so far, but there is another boy who goes there who Max referred to as 'The Mean Boy' for the first couple of weeks because of what sounded like a fairly harmless incident. But he's still talking about him after pretty much every visit to daycare (by name now) so I think we're going to have to talk to his teachers to get a better idea of what's going on.

I've seen this boy on a couple occasions when I've dropped Max off and he's a bit taller and definitely more aggressive than my little dude. Hopefully we can get this figured out, because Max seems to really enjoy pretty much every other aspect of being there.

Plus, you know, it's a nice break for his parents too.


One child, two child, three
child, four. Five... hold on. Didn't
I start with just three?

*     *     *

Look, Dada! I made
a snowman with marshmallows!
Where are - I ate them.


Greg said...

The Mean Boy doesn't sound good, but I suppose it could just be a case of a name that's stuck. Though if Max is talking about him every day it does sound it like be worth finding out if there's anything going on.
I think I like your second haiku better today, since I like the fact that you took so long to see the snowman it got eaten :)

I get lots of care:
Daycare, nightcare... I don't care!
Just leave me alone.

You go to daycare.
Days are shorter in Winter –
this should cost me less!

morganna said...

Warm and cozy, block
Time, book time, snack time, fun time!
I love daycare time!

Marc said...

Greg - yes, it's because it took so long for me to see it :P

Hah, I like both of yours. Perhaps the first slightly more, though the second appeals to my wallet...

Morganna - that's a sweet haiku, I could quite see a toddler writing it actually!