I collected Katie and her backpack from her daycare room and we walked down the hall, hand in hand, towards Maddie room. Maddie spotted us as soon as we walked in.
“Hey, toots!” I said, happy to see her face after a long day.
“Mommmm,” Maddie whined. “I just got all set up.” I looked at the carpeted floor and saw the elaborate Palace Pets neighborhood she had designed. “I was going to play with Addie.”
“Oh. Well, I’m sorry.”
“Can I just stay? Can you come back in a bit?”
“I guess…” I replied.
“Not fair!” Katie interjected. “Then I want to stay too!”
So, I brought Katie back to her room and got back in my car without either of my kids.
I suppose you know you’ve found a good place to care for your children when you find yourself sitting alone in the car in the parking lot, wondering what to do now.