Today was Meet the Teacher day for Katie's Mother's Day Out program at our church.
If Katie even thinks that I am about to drop her off somewhere and leave, she gets a teensie bit of anxiety.
And I am being kind.
I think her dream come true would be for me to carry her in a baby Bjorn all day!
This is why MDO is so important for her. I am all about bonding and quality time, but I don't want her to be afraid to be away from me. After Christmas last year, she loved school. I saw her grow and mature and gain lots of confidence...apart from me! I want her peace and comfort and strength to come from God, not mommy and daddy. I know that can't happen now, but I am trying to teach that now.
Anyway, 3 months of summer and Katie forgot how much she loved school! So it will take a while to warm up again. So today we met the teachers and I did bribe her with m&m's.
No tears and saying Hi is all she had to do!
She did it!
I am sure dietitians and child psychologists everywhere are scolding me. Sorry.
I have just found that having her focus on something exciting instead of the fear, usually helps!
Katie was really proud of herself. I was super proud of her too. And her new teachers could not have been more sweet.
I think it will be a great year! And starting next Thursday I might have a chance at getting to the bottom of my laundry pile!
Don't get me wrong, I long for alone time, but I will miss her just as much as she misses me!