The German word for daycare is ‘Krippe’ which sounds a lot like the English word ‘crypt.’ This seems fitting, somehow. Both places are stuffy, confining, and full of the ‘unknown.’
Oh, and can I also say that both are scary?
I’m obviously going to have a really hard time in August. I’ve been with this baby just about every waking moment of her life so far. The idea of dropping her off all day long at a daycare center where she doesn’t even speak the language is terrifying. I know, babies pick up languages fast. I’ve seen it happen. Back when I worked at a daycare center a little Russian twelve-month old came in and spoke fluent English approximately five hours later.
But—this is my baby. Until we’re months in the future and I see she’s doing fine, I’m going to dread this whole thing.
The other source of fear comes from the fact we, um, haven’t exactly found a Krippe, yet? Oops?