Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Mornings

It was so hard dropping Camilla off at Kindy this morning. She was adamant she didn't want to go. Right from when she woke up "no no no Kindy". But still. Life carries on, and one must do things one doesn't want to do. Important life lessons I think in the long run. But still. Today was the first day I wish I didn't have to say Haere Ra to her each morning after mat time. She cried and cried, and I walked away.

I wish I didn't. But still. I do want to. I want to get home and put Katie in bed and get some peace and quiet. I want to drink my whole cup of tea, run a few lines through some tulle with my sewing machine, gaze at my to do list and do something entirely different, get dishes done without any droppages or "thats sharp!" reminders. 

And then 11.30 rolls around, pick up time. It was only a few hours, but I am glad for the chatter again. 

Have I ever been so torn?


  1. Rachel used to do that at times. Normally she was fine the minute I left. The first few times I rang Kindy when I got home to check she was fine. It is really hard on Mum. Hugs.

  2. Those kinds of mornings are so hard, and it is a wrench to see your child upset, but you did the right thing to go. She obviously loves being with you, so you need to stop being such a fun mum ;).

  3. Oh those days are HARD - but sometimes we just have to do it - my worst was seeing my daughter held down by the teacher when I left her at school - it was her first day, and the teacher who usually was in her class. and she had been introduced to and was expecting, had to be elsewhere and she did not like the unexpected change :-(

  4. Ian used to do that too, I actually watched him a few times through the window so he couldn't see and the teachers were right, 30 seconds after I'd gone he was fine again!

  5. It's the hardest job in the world being a mum - and only other parents get it. It will get better and in your heart you know you're doing the right thing xx

  6. It will get better, and when you know it is the right thing, it'll make it easier. Some kids go through a bit of a regression after that initial "honeymoon" period, usually after doing brilliantly for a few weeks. I always miss my biggest when he's at kindy, and he's almost doing the extended day session which is reserved for the big, getting-ready-for-school kids....waaaaaaaaah!


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