What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I was NEVER going to be the mom who...

Working in an elementary school pre-K through third grade, you see an awful lot of moms and dads dropping off their children for school. You know those really weepy moms on the first day of kindergarten? I know, I know! Get over it, right?! You're making it worse! Really! Say goodbye and walk away! I'll never be one of those moms....

Except...

Last night was the first night that Kier slept in his crib in the other room. And I have to say that he handled it WAY better than me. The only thing I can say to my credit is that I didn't cry in front of him! HA! He was sleeping!

I have been putting Kier down for naps in the crib to get him used to it. I mean, he's 5 months already...if I didn't do it now, he'd be 18 and still staying in mom and dad's room!

So last night I figured it would be a good night to try -- a weekend...I could ask Paul for help if I needed to...you know, in case Kier was up a lot......HA again!

Kier went down with a small fuss (1 min) around 6:15 pm....and I didn't hear from him again until 10:45 pm when he ate...he went immediately back to sleep and slept until 5 am!

Me? Well, let's just say....
I TRIED to go to sleep at 10 pm....but the room was empty. It didn't smell like Kieran. I couldn't sleep. And then I started to miss him.....I know, I know, HE WAS ONLY IN THE OTHER ROOM! So then I got all teary....so I took his stuffed dog that he eats the nose of and smelt my way to sleep.....pathetic.....

Mom, you didn't have trouble with this did you? You certainly never let on that you did....
Where did I inherit this wimpiness?

HELP! I'M THAT MOM!