We get a YMCA family membership every summer. We get it so we can take the boys swimming, mostly. Mark and I try to get over there to exercise once in awhile too, but honestly, that doesn't happen very often. It's too hard to get away without the kids.
We have brought the kids to the childcare center at the Y, but we've never actually left them there. Mark stayed in the childcare center with the kids while I worked out or went to a class a couple of times. But we certainly didn't leave the boys in there with only the Y staff to tend to them.
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So this year, I'm thinking.....maybe we should try it. Obviously with the support and cooperation of the YMCA staff, but I think we could slowly work our way toward a point where they could stay in the childcare center by themselves. I could bring the kids in there myself and stay with them, and a couple of times, just be a little out of sight. Still in the room but maybe where they can't see me. Just for a few seconds. Then after that working successfully a few times, I might actually leave for a minute or two. Then maybe 10 or 15 minutes. Again, I'll need the cooperation of the childcare staff, so I'll talk to them about it and see what they think. I'm just hoping that maybe, one of these days, we can all go to the YMCA, all five of us, drop the kids off in the daycare, and Mark and I could go exercise. Just like a normal family.
I mentioned this idea to Aliza today -- and she immediately assured me "mom, I'll be there watching them the whole time, don't worry." Can you stand it? What a sweetie she is.
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