What would you do in such situation?
April 16, 2010 1:43am CST
I'm a working mom and my mother takes care for my son during the day. Often there is a possibility to see him for short time in my lunch break when they both are out for a walk. It was OK until last week. But then he started to cry badly when I leave him to go to work and my mother said he cries at about half an hour. So what would you do in such situation - would you continue this meetings? On one hand I want to see him and to spend time with him. On the other hand, I don't want to make him cry so bad and to feel I leave him. I'm confused...
• Puerto Rico
16 Apr 10
Oh the poor little thing.You don't say how old he is, but I would stop the lunchbreak visits. It's to tramatic for him to deal with. Plus it doesn't help you going back to work upset because he was crying. He probably thinks you are there to meet him to go home with him. Its probably confusing him so I would stop the afternoon visits. Its not really helping any of you. He's upset, your upset and your mom has to deal with calming him down. Good luck to you.
16 Apr 10
yes, it would help if you stop the afternoon visits because everytime he sees you leave, it makes him upset. Visiting him in the afternoon for only a few minutes and leaving him again so soon will only make him more upset. Seeing him when you go home after work is the best time because you can stay with him for long hours.