I think I’ve been experiencing separation anxiety ever since.
Now it is crunch time I
*sigh* I never thought it would be so heart wrenching. Though ,
For two and half years my boys hardly left my
Three weeks ago I joined the local gym on a $30 for 30 days trial. They had a free creche. So I tried left them. A few times they cried and so did I almost walking out leaving them for an hour or so. I wasn't so worried knowing I was only 30 secs away. The reunions were so heart warming. Choruses of "Hi Mum" , "Mummy" , "Hi Mummy" ...
Now they are happy to attend the creche ...too happy ;).
I knew I had to do it.
Today I did ... I rang up ...they start tomorrow.
I took them there for a quick visit.They loved it. They both joined right in. It is a nice place.
The book says children get over 'separation' anxiety by two years, but no age limit is given for mothers. I know I cannot stay with my boys every minute of every day and even if I could, that wouldn't take care of everything.
It breaks my heart to think there will be no docking into the 'mothership' for a quick hug & kiss when they hurt themselves or are feeling tired or someone takes a toy off them or after they wake up from nap.
Tomorrow, they will take the first tentative , baby steps on journey of a thousand miles towards formalised education ... albeit 'daycare' in ' &^%#$ ' Learning centre ...why can't a 'learning centre' just be called something fun.
There are some steps I can take if they have a problem .Though I know it is me who will need the box
Saying goodbye to them, even for a few hours, tomorrow will be one of the hardest things I have had to do for a while.
Days of Grace 15/365
- Sunshine breaking through the rain
- Running in the rain
- Walking after rain and before the next shower
- Freshly mown grass just before the rain
- Raindrops on roses
- Tuesday playgroup morning teas (yummy)
- Toddler nap time ;)
- Hi's from MSN or Facebook friends
- Chocolate covered Tiny teddy biscuits that keep toddlers quiet while mummy finishes her post
- A Hubby who gets up to crying toddlers overnight ...
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