I'm wiping my slate clean for the moment while I help Estel adjust to her new nature daycare, La Mandarina.
(To be honest I do not know when I will have more design-centric stuff to write about until this phase is over but I do feel that this experience will change the way I think about design and especially how design can help families. More on that later.)
So at first I had a really hard time accepting the fact that the adjustment phase at this particular daycare is so long. But then, after to speaking with a dear friend about my frustrations, she helped me be more open to the experience and patient with the process.
This mental shift changed everything.
Since then I have been appreciating the slow-adjustment phase and I have been learning so many new ways of not only interacting with Estel but diffusing toddler meltdowns. Yes, yes, yes! In just the first week I have brought home new parenting tools that made for a radically smooth and agreeable weekend.
Dare I admit (to myself) that I am excited for week 2 of this adjustment phase.