Monday, September 12, 2011

Hands off the baby!

Camera's out of juice. It's been out for a while. It is charging right now, though.

Last week was busy. It was one of the rare weeks where Baby Plum and I had something going almost every morning.

On Wednesday, I had a meeting at my church and he went to the Mother's Day Out program. He likes our church and seems to really like the nursery lady. He was happy, sweet and got rave reviews.

Thursday was a different story. I went to a different meeting at my parents' church. He's been there before. He's stayed with those ladies before (although never too happily,) and he was not having it this time. He bawled, and clung to my shirt before we even got through the door.

When I got back more than 2 hours later, he was crying. The ladies said he didn't cry the entire time, but when other mothers showed up before I did, he started crying.

This poor little baby who spends his entire day stuck with boring, tired, old mommy is convinced that she will abandon him given half a chance. I wish I could somehow communicate to him that he's going to have a hard time getting rid of me.

My dad watched the boys while I went to Open House at Little Elvis' school later that afternoon. Yes, kids are not invited to the Open Houses around here. So frustrating, although I guess I understand it.

Little Elvis was thrilled to hang with Coachpa, but Baby Plum went nuts when he realized that I was abandoning him for a second time that day.

He had fun once I left.

I thought we had gotten over this whole going nuts when mommy leaves a room, but he's regressed a good bit recently. I blame a big portion of this on the little (10-year-old) girl that picked him up at church last week and tried to carry him away from us. He was bawling and she didn't have the sense to put him down. Craziest thing? She's got younger siblings who can't even go into Sunday School, because they cry so much when their parents leave.

She's done this before. Next time I'm going to have to say something about how he doesn't like to be picked up by strangers.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Sometimes I also feel like a 'misstep' (like the 10 year old girl incident) can set off my boys.

I've dropped a couple of activities in the past because the drama of drop off/pick up just overwhelmed my enjoyment of the activity. I was kind of disappointed - but really relieved not to deal with the drop off anymore.

And it can be especially tough when the outcome of drop off is always different! Ugh.

12:27 AM  
Blogger mpotter said...

so sorry.... hopefully you guys will still plug away.
you need a minute's peace (:

2:27 PM  

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