His arms are stretched out, his hands are reaching for me and then I hear “Don’t leave me Mommy, please don’t leave me Mommy.”
That is what I heard this morning when I left Cameron at pre-school. What a heart breaking moment. I don’t know how long it takes for him to calm down, but those first couple minutes when I leave him are difficult to say the least. I absolutely have LOVED being able to stay home with Cameron. I have enjoyed every single moment of it, but it is extremely difficult on us when we are separated. He has really never been with anyone else (childcare wise), but his grandparents so I am sure you can imagine how traumatic it is for him. I have been making school sound like it is something great and wonderful. He will meet new kids, make new friends, play, color and learn. He is so excited until it is time for Mommy to leave. Surprisingly I did pretty good today. Then he started crying and my heart started breaking. Day 2 of pre-school has been difficult, but I am sure that with time, Cameron will love it and my heart won’t be aching as much.
In the process of waiting for that day to come… I will watch and wait and count down the time to when I can pick him up. Is it time yet?
Here is to hoping that the comfort and security of pre-school comes sooner rather then later.
Blessings to All.