What I learned dropping my son off for 'day-care' for the first time
I felt horrible for trying to drop him off but also relieved that we tested it out and I wasn't just being a cling-on mom who couldn't let him out of my sight. Most of the time I am a pretty laid-back mama. I just want to help my son navigate his way into a happy, kind and productive adulthood that will help him be proud of himself and loving towards good people. Trying to drop my son off taught me to continue to follow my mommy gut and believe that I really do know my son best of all. He is a sensitive and caring little terror of a monkey and needs the security of his mom.
As a breastfeeding advocate I often tell parents to believe in themselves and to toss society's rules out of the window of their life. Well, I want to offer support for mamas that know the best place for their babies is right by their side.
"Be Brave Enough to Know When All They Need Is Mom"
Sometimes the very best place for a child to be is with their mommy. Kids grow up so fast and these short, powerfully formative years are precious. Dropping my son off for a few minutes and seeing how he reacted when I returned taught me a lot. I had to carry him back to our room and cuddle him for hours. He had been so worried that I wasn't there. The idea of mom not being around is so foreign to so many kids and I don't think that is a bad thing.