Thursday, May 22, 2008

Support Group at preschool

I had an early morning webinar with a client on the east coast, so U. took Astrid to preschool this morning. When he got there, she was clingy and grabbed onto him like a monkey and would not let him go. She had been like this with me the day before - so I had forewarned U. U's not used to dealing with this behavior since it's almost always directed at me - Mommy can't ever leave. (Us mom's know the feeling.) So it was a unique experience for U. to experience this first hand - directed at him.

It's tough. Not just emotionally because of course we don't want to leave, but we have to go to work. Dilemma. So what do you do when you hug and kiss your kid and reassure them that you will be back to pick them up after school - and try to get them interested in other things...playing with the other kids, etc. and nothing works?

Today U. said after a few minutes a couple little girls saw what was happening and went up to Astrid and hugged her. He said it was really sweet to watch and was nice to see she has a support group.

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