60 – Someone has to cry at drop off

Hey Mama, this is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mamas Daily Dose is… someone has to cry a drop off. Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.

Hey, it is back to school season. And I know some kids are already back in school, or they are heading back to school soon. So I just wanted to share a nice little back to school story. My oldest son, Anderson, has been going to preschool or some kind of child care for about three years now. And every single time well, not every single time, but I would say about 92% of the time when I dropped him off, he makes a scene, and he cries. And I try to make it as quick as possible and tell him you know, mommy always comes back. And I try to reassure him. But it’s almost like a thing now you know, it’s like his routine, it’s we know it’s going to happen. And for the longest time, I would always tell my husband and my friends, like I just want to drop him off and have him hop out of the car and just say “bye mom see later,” or just run on in there and have fun. It would happen here and there. But it was very few and far between. 

So this summer, Anderson was home with me for a couple weeks between preschool and when his summer camp started. And I go to drop him off at summer camp. And I’m a little worried that it’s just going to be this whole scene again, with new people. And this kid just hops on out of the car! Just like I had hoped and dreamed! He goes “bye mom!” Closes the door. And I started to drive away and I was like, oh my God, like now he doesn’t miss me. And so I started crying. So it’s like somebody has to cry. It’s either me or him at drop off. And it just hit me like a ton of bricks that it was like, “Okay, well, maybe I do enjoy him when he’s crying and making a scene when I drop him off. But, I mean, I don’t enjoy it.” But I do know that he misses me. And obviously he did miss me when he went to school too. And you know what? It just got handed back to me the next day because then the next day I basically had to peel him out of his car seat. And it was a whole scene all over again. But in the end, someone asked to cry a drop off, and sometimes it’s the mom. 

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