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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Separation Anxiety

I know that when kids are young, they go through stages of separation anxiety... but is that supposed to happen to the parents too?!

As I've mentioned before (in the random blogs where I actually get into that whole mommy thing) my son is a TOTAL mama's boy! It's insane. Well, they're transitioning him from the infant room to the toddler room at daycare and I hate it. In the infant room, he gets coddled and he adores the woman. It literally took NINE MONTHS for him to not cry when I dropped him off there. He was getting to the point where he was excited to go. Well, he's 17 months old and they move them up anywhere from 16-18 months. In the toddler room, the woman is not very friendly and clearly hates her job. When I take L in the room, he clings to me for dear life and does not want me to leave. If I try to leave he cries hysterically. He even does that cry where he doesn't breathe because he's crying so hard and his face starts turning purple.

What's a mom to do?! My kids only go to daycare two days a week and my daughter LOVES it. But I just feel such horrendous guilt when I have to leave L there. I know he plays and has fun after I leave (he does the same thing when I leave him with my parents) but it's just the thought that he's so upset that I'm going. Plus, today the only other kids in his group were rowdy, obnoxious heathens and this one little girl kept picking her nose and I about threw up!

And yes, I've cried... so far twice. And are the daycare ladies sympathetic? NOOOO. They just keep saying, "he has to get used to the toddler room." I want to face punch them repeatedly. It just breaks my heart and I immediately think, "is what I have to do today THAT important?"

Does anyone else know what this feels like? I'm sure some of you go through this when you don't get to see ME, but I'm talking about parent/child, lol.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have a kid (yet!) but i can't imagine how that must feel to see your child cry. Give it time, everything will work out. \