Dropping Baby Bear off at daycare has been a challenge. As soon as we enter the place he starts sobbing, refusing to let go of me. I hand him over quickly, though, because I know the longer I wait the more he will cry and I will also cry. I feel so guilty walking away as he calls out to me, crying. I stand outside where the monitor is and watch him from outside the room.
He recovers within minutes.
He now knows what to expect when we go to daycare: mommy leaves.
The same thing happens when I come to pick him up. He will be happily playing until he sees me. Thats when the tears start flooding again and he clings on to me until we get near the door. He waves goodbye to everyone and the tears magically stop.