raising a mommy

raising a mommy

Thursday, July 18, 2013

she cried

Today's blessing:
Picking up a baby from day care

When your baby is the arms of another person and she starts crying...reaching for you...saying "Mama, mama!"

What do you do?

How do you walk away from that without a broken heart?

How do you not let that, at 7:15 in the morning, ruin your whole work day?

Don't get me wrong; I love my job. I'm proud of the work I do, I like my coworkers, and my supervisor is great. And how awesome is it that Paige will grow up knowing that, for the first year and a half of her life, Mommy supported the family financially? Talk about empowering.

But none of that seems to matter when you see the tear-stained face, the sad eyes, and the little hands stretched out to you.

So I'm asking, honestly, Mommies and Daddies, how do you make it through those days?


  1. It always pretty much sucked!

  2. That's tough. Each of my kids went through stages where they did/do that. I always try to walk away quickly. Especially if I knew they were going to cry- we'd do some sort of predicatable routine; hug, kiss, I love you, bye then i'd walk out... and try my darndest not to look back. It makes a huge heap of a difference if you are leaving them with somebody you know they loves and who loves them. It's kinda like ripping off a bandaid though. Then after i dropped off crying child, i'd distract myself... put on the radio, call my husband to say i love you, or think real hard about something else. Hang in there!