DD is 23 mo and we just checked out a lovely montessori preschool that she really liked (3AMs/wk). I asked if she would like to go to the school and she said yes. I said Mamas dont go to the school- is that ok with you an she said yes. Surprising as she hasn't been left with anyone but DH but she played with the kids and already has a buddy there.
But the owner said that its perfectly normal for kids to cry when they are being left and this just doesnt feel right to me. DD and I have a very strong attachment and I have worked hard at that since she was born. I desperately need a break and have little support at home so I thought this would help, but suddenly leaving her if she is not ok with it seems ridiculous, particularly since I am doing school for DD and my benefit not because I need to work now.
I statred another thread about leaving DD awhile back but just wanted to check in with you other APish Mamas-
Do you feel its normal for kids to cry when you leave?
Are you ok with this?
If DD says she's ok with it, should we just proceed?
There is also a $500 nonrefundable deposit that is at issue. I'm fine paying it as long as DD is happy and ok but if she's not and I cant get it back, this would be very sad.
Would love to hear your thoughts, experiences- thanks!!!!!!