I love my girls, but one of the hardest parts of having a toddler, is when they hit that phase, when they don’t want to leave your side, they don’t want to go into the play area/child watch, or they just basically freak out when your not around.
This may not be the case for everyone, I know that. But, with both my girls, we have gone through this and are still going through this a little with Kendall.
Next month, she will be 2.5 years old.
We joined the YMCA a few weeks ago, so I could start working out. As soon as we drive into the parking lot, she starts freaking out and saying “No, mom!”. Every time.
God forbid, this child cries almost every single time I put her in the child watch. I know she will be okay, because they told me she is okay after five minutes or so. Once she gets distracted of course.
When Carleigh is with us, which is not all the time since she has school during the week…it’s not as bad. She has her sister to play with, so it makes it a little bit easier to get her to go.
We went through it with Carleigh, so I know it will eventually pass. Heck, I’m pretty used to it that the crying doesn’t bother me as much anymore.
Did you ever have to deal with “separation anxiety” from your little ones?