Separation anxiety has kicked in. Cue the tears.
I scooped him up, consoled him for a few minutes and then put him back down in front of some toys. His teacher distracted him while I made the great escape out the door. I felt horrible that I had to literally sneak out of the room. I got into my car and drove to work with pools of tears welled up in my eyes.
Today's drop off was the same scenario as yesterday's. Tears, tears, tears.
It's so hard. My heart breaks and then I start feeling like such a horrible parent. These are the days I long to be able to be a stay at home mama. Someday, someday. I hope.
So today I did what any new mom would do. I googled separation anxiety for a 9 month old. And that's when I instantly felt like a failure. So many sites say sneaking out the door is a horrible approach.
So my question is, what do you do when this happens. What have you found effective?
And since I'm talking about tears I thought it would be only fitting to share a few outtakes from our recent family session...