We are experiencing separation anxiety. Not from Princess A but from me. Princess A loves to go to the play ground and run around. When we are there she wants nothing to do with me. It is cute to watch such a tiny person walk around the park. It seems unreal.
Tiny Person Big Tree
When she falls, Princess A doesn’t even want my help getting up. Even if that means she falls down a ton of times before she is up and running again.
Funny Baby Face
Last weekend Princess A went to her grandparent’s house for this first time in months. Usually I am relieved to get a break but this time I started crying the second she left. Since she is older now and we have more of a relationship I was worried she would be upset the whole weekend. Luckily, she didn’t experience any separation anxiety and had an amazing time with grandma and grandpa.
Tiny Person Big World
Princess A used to experience separation anxiety whenever we had a babysitter come over. That has ended as well. When our babysitter comes over she gives her a hug and waves bye to me without a care in the world. When I come home she doesn’t even hug me anymore and cries when the sitter leaves.
I am glad she is so independent but part of me misses the baby who clung to me and needed mommy at all times.
What do you do to cope with your own separation anxiety?