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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Harder on Mommy?

I took Wesley in to Wee Care again today (we went on Monday as well) just to hang out in the room some more and get used to the teacher and other babies. I left the room for a minute to run a check down to the director's office. On my way back to the room I heard a most familiar cry. I quickened my step and when I got there the substitute teacher (his regular teacher was at lunch) was holding him. He was sitting up when I left, had fallen over (a very normal occurence which usually doesn't elicit tears) and she said he had been fine until he looked up and realized that she was not me... then he burst into tears. His cry sounded like the ultimate in abandonment. I, of course, scooped him and he stopped crying... but this doesn't help with my fear of next Monday. Tell me that my son won't feel like I've abandoned him. Tell me that he won't think the one constant person in his life, the one who is ALWAYS there to comfort him and smile at him has just decided he isn't important any more and left him. Monday might just be the hardest day of my life.

5 comments:

Savage Lotus said...

Its ok honey, I love you. Wesley will be fine and so will we. ;-)

Merrilee said...

I hope all goes well and I'm sure it will!

Jenny S. said...

Sweetie, what you are learning the hard way is that no child is too young to be manipulative. Seriously.
He is going to learn to love the ladies at Wee Care; he just has to get used to them first. he will cry and miss you and they'll comfort him and he'll learn that they are safe and loving too. You do not have to worry. All will be fine. You will not scar him. He will not be ruined for life. He will not feel abandoned. Besides, he's little enough that he will not remember it when he's older. And if he does, well, you have to give him SOMETHING to discuss with the therapist...
HUGS. Monday will be hard for you but you can do it!

JayD said...

No first day of school post :-(

Sarah said...

Yes, Monday will be hard. But just wait until the day he cries when you pick him up from day care because he doesn't want to leave. Then you'll feel guilty because he obviously loves the daycare ladies more than you! It's all hard, but you'll get through it together :)