My First Daycare Drop Off
Little MPB’s first official full day at daycare was March 6. Since then, every single day, Mr. MPB has dropped Little MPB off.
Well, today that changed.
Friday was my very first time dropping Little MPB off at daycare by myself.
I fully acknowledge that it’s taken me over 2 months before I was willing/ready/required to drop him off myself. Mom fail? Maybe, but I’m totally okay with this mom fail. The thought of leaving my crying child just breaks my heart. I knew I couldn’t do it, and thankfully Mr. MPB was able to.
But I do need to admit that there was a condition with my first daycare drop-off: if Little MPB cries, I’m never doing it again as per the above mentioned crying child problem.
I’m told, by Mr. MPB, that there hasn’t been drop-off tears since the first week and Little MPB became more accustomed to his new routine. But I just haven’t been willing to do it myself, because what-if he responds differently when I drop him off?
Thankfully, there were no tears this morning. I gave him a hug, set him down and he promptly walked towards his friends. He looked back at me with sad little eyes, but before he could get upset one of the teachers started playing with him. I said bye-bye and headed out the door.
I’d say it went rather well. He didn’t cry. And, I didn’t even cry when I got back to my car to drive away.
But, honestly, I have no plans to make this drop-off a regular occurrence. Mr. MPB often drives past the daycare in the morning, so it makes sense for him to do the drop-offs. But, at least now I know I can handle it when I have to.
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