Separation anxiety

Thursday, 7 July 2016


So apparently I'm suffering from separation anxiety. Yep, me. Not my three year old little man who will be starting pre-school in September. Nope. Me.

I'm not sure if it's because he's my littlest. Or that I've loved having him with me every day so much. Probably a combination of both. 

And it marks the start of him growing up... and this is where I fall apart. He's my baby. I still think of him as a toddler. Even though he's way past that. My tiny little baby boy. My shadow.

He seems to be pretty comfortable with the idea of going to pre-school. He's pretty adamant that I can come too though. I think it helps that his big brother and sister are already there and, because of them, there will be lots of familiar faces and friends for him to play with.

But me... how am I going to cope with this!? I suspect the teachers will have to scrape a sobbing, clingy mess off the classroom window on his first day. I'm already preparing myself for the worst.

He'll only be there part time - a few mornings a week - so I need to remind myself that. Also, on the positive side, those few mornings a week will give me time to work, uninterrupted, so when he is at home I can give him my full attention.

Yeah, I need to keep telling myself that.

...I wonder if they need any more classroom assistants....

9 comments

  1. Step away from the child!! ;) Just think of everything you can do with your new (re)found freedom! Go to the toilet without and audience, do things with 2 hands, walk without a buggy, the list is endless!! Enjoy!! xx

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  2. It's so hard to maintain a balance isn't it. Losing your little sidekick can be really tough but it's all a part of parenthood - we've got to let go whether it's age 3 or 30!
    Charlotte from www.thehomethatmademe.com

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  3. I honestly thought when my first started creche I'd be an emotional wreck. I was sweating the weeks leading up to it. On the day I waved her off and went for a coffee with a friend. I loved those couple of hours. She's in school now and I still do hehe

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  4. I honestly thought when my first started creche I'd be an emotional wreck. I was sweating the weeks leading up to it. On the day I waved her off and went for a coffee with a friend. I loved those couple of hours. She's in school now and I still do hehe

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  5. When my daughter started school last year it was the mums who found it tougher than the kids for the most part!

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  6. Ha I feel the same way. Time just goes too quickly doesn't it. My eldest is starting pre school in sept never. She had her graduation from nursery on Friday and I blubbed a lot lol x

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  7. Yep! It happens to lots of us! So strange their first day, proud and upset!

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  8. Awww, I totally relate to this. My youngest goes one morning a week to a playgroup and I find it so difficult. It's not any easier third time round seeing them go off. He'll go for two days from September and I am already struggling with it, especially as my middle child starts full-time school in September too. Good luck with it! xx

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  9. It was so hard for me when Archie started pre school, especially as I couldn't really prepare him to much due to his Autism & lack of speech & communication skills but he loved it and that was what helped me. The fact that he was enjoying himself made it so much easier for me to deal with & now I relish the time to get some work done as when he is home he's all mine :) I hope it goes well x

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