Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: bozeman, montana
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I'm wondering if any of you have thoughts, ideas, suggestions regarding a new situation for me: my son, who just turned 2, is NOT happy that I am leaving him. I work part time, and had been at the office 3 days a week, for 3 hours. The rest of my hours I do when he naps.
He seems to really love our sitter/nanny, who comes to the house along with her daughter, who is just a couple months older.
I recently had a sabbatical, so wasn't working. But I had a project I had to do as part of the sabbatical, so the sitter still came, although not as much.
Now, I have gone back to the office. He is with the sitter the same amount, but my husband now stays with him til the sitter comes, and I go in earlier. ANd one morning he is with his dad.
The first week back, he was ok. But now he cries and gets very upset. Some mornings, he stops once we're gone, and is happy the rest of the time. But we've had a couple times when he's been really upset and hard to console.
I would love to be home with him, and maybe he senses that. But we need the extra income. And, I have no doubts about the quality of love and attention that he gets from his second mom.
Have others experienced this? Any suggestions for things I can do to ease his anxiety, besides quitting my job?