So is week I put my kids on the gym crèche for the first time. It was such a shock to the system, because it is like organised chaos. So different to the regimented childcare centres that I am so used to. On day one my toddler walked in happy as Larry and ran straight to the toys and completely forgot about me. She has never been in care before so this was fairly massive for me. On the other hand, Miss 3 who has been going to ‘school’ now for 6 months, and is always happy to wave goodbye, absolutely lost the plot and would not let go of my leg. Not what I was expecting. Eventually I snuck out and neither baby even looked for me while I spent an hour flogging myself and worrying about their temperament. When I walked back in Miss 3 happily told me she had lots of fun, and miss 1 ran straight for her bag and started saying goodbye.

Day two was supposed to be easier… With miss 3 in ‘school’ I thought it would be a breeze…. Nope! We walk in and as soon as miss 1 lays her eyes on the place she throws her self to the floor and screams uncontrollably. I offer her every bribe I have in my bag of tricks and still she cries. Eventually a worker picks her up and begins to distract her while I sneak out, put my earphones in and attempt to block out the fact that my baby realised I was ‘leaving her’. I feel guilty for leaving them, but I also feel guilty for not exercising and putting on 5kg! Man I hope this gets easier!

Posted by haldem337, 30th July 2013

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