Not crazy at all... your friend might be a little bit for thinking that. Seriously, some people though are very anti-daycare/babysitters, etc. and to each his own. That said, I love my gym and the childwatch center there. My 4 year old loves going, like your daughter he asks to go even when my husband is home on the weekend so he can play. I started taking my younger son when he was about 5 months old, he's 13 months now and when I peek in the window, he is having a swell time playing with the toys and the providers love him. So, I do not feel guilty at all- they have fun and are interacting with other kids, and as a SAHM it gives me that hour break each day to unwind and work out (and sometimes is the only way I can get a shower in!). I leave feeling better about myself and my kids are well cared for.