I joined a babysitting co-op this month and I am really excited to get started. The idea of having a safe place for my kids to go when I need it is really encouraging. I'm also excited because I think it will give me the opportunities for adult interaction throughout the week that I might not otherwise get, as people bring their kids over to play. And my shift is only one day a week for four hours?? Seriously, why didn't I consider joining sooner???
I am a little anxious though. Monica is MOSTLY a good sharer. And she is MOSTLY a good playmate. But I worry about her being mean and trying to take a toy away from someone else who just discovered how cool that dormant toy really is. And I worry about her not listening and trying to get away with things just because her friends are over. I know I will just have to stand my ground, and if she crosses the line, she'll have to do timeout in front of her friends and be embarrassed. I'm sure it won't be nearly as bad as I think it will be. Monica will probably share really well. And she probably will listen.
Because she really is a good girl!