WCT dispenses with mommy

I’ve read it.  I’ve seen it. I’ve heard it. Over and over. I’ve rolled my eyes about it and nodded in patient sympathy.

But today, it happened to me – so you-all get to hear it. Feel free to eye roll and nod.

Today my “big girl” (not yet 23 months old) officially started in the “2-yr old” room at daycare.  She visited all during August, she knows the teachers, we’ve talked about it at home regularly, and chatted with her all weekend about “going to the big girl room” today. We were prepared – or so I thought.

So today, she held my hand as we walked in, bypassed her old room without even a wave, and at the doorway to her new room let go of my hand.  She simply walked in and up to her teacher, and then sat down as directed to start in on a pasting activity.

No “bye mommy.”  No tears.  No hesitation.

Wahhhh. Big girl already. Doesn’t need mommy.
(And I realize that this is only going to get worse!)

Thank you for your patience (and eye rolls).

[Note to self: Try REALLY hard to remember this feeling at 3am tonight when she calls out for mommy and needs me to put her back to sleep YET AGAIN.]

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6 Responses to “WCT dispenses with mommy”

  1. Robbin Says:

    Truthfully, I envy you.

    If I could get out of the room without the teacher having to pry Harry from my leg at FOUR, I would breathe a lot easier.

    • oneluckymommy Says:

      I suspect this confidence will wax and wane. We had a clingy morning at home today, but at school she closed the gate to her room all by herself – it likely helps that her ‘new’ teacher used to be in her old room up until about 4 months ago, and is a huggy/cuddle type of person who just “looooves Solvi.”

  2. stream of continuousness Says:

    yup. no eye rolling here. Mine already does this to me. And she just turned ONE. She cried for the first few Sundays in the nursery, but now, she just goes right to her favorite toy. Doesn’t even look up when I leave.

    you have my sympathy.

  3. oneluckymommy Says:

    And at 2:30am when Solvi cried for me in the middle of the night tonight, i was well aware that mommy is still an important item. (She was complaining about a bonked head – not sure if she actual hit it on her bedrail, or had a bad dream – I am SO loving the ability to communicate with my child!)

  4. wrmcnutt Says:

    I had a similar experience with WCT at the playground/park. She was headed for the street, to move from the playground to the fountains I had to holler at her to wait.

    She stopped and shoved her hand at me.

    I still get to hold her hand while crossing streets. But I’m not sure how much longer she’s going to put up with it.

  5. Lamont Cranston Says:

    I look forward to being able to communicate with her. Uncles, apparently, don’t come with the ability to speak Toddler.


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