|Hair brushed, shoes on,|
ready to go!
I'm left a gibbering wreck imaging my child is crying wondering why her parents have abandoned her in a strange place with strangers! First day(s) away from your child is hard on the parent and the parents much harder to settle than the child, something every nursery worker / child carer must know!
Our key worker had a prepared list of questions and listened with interest to me gabble on about everything I could think that she could possibly need to know.
They also provided me with a comprehensive booklet to fill out so they could learn more about my child from me, without me gibbering on and staying there for days on end.
I'm trying very hard to be brave, to walk away and leave DangerBaby to grow into her new role of a fully fledged nursery toddler. I know that by running in to her calls will only hold her back, I know she needs the routine and company of children her own age... I know the shock of being without me will pass soon to be surpassed by the joy of new things... I know this but my heart tells me to run back in to the nursery and comfort my child. [Who I imagine to be crying her heart out not playing happily...]
|Let me in!!! |
[at the school gate]
What happens on the day that they don't? Probably further distress from the child who doesn't understand that this time Mummy hasn't come back. This now has to be dealt with by the nursery worker, who also has to settle her other charges who have become upset when the other child started to cry.
So I'm being brave. I've turned the radio up loud and I'm not listening to my inner Mummy voice. After all, there's another Sarah out there now having to deal with my risk taking, blonde force of nature. I think she has enough to worry about without me adding my ten pence worth.
Good Luck Sarah. Keep an eye on my baby... she'll soon have you running around trying to keep up with her!
|Not even a backward glance...|