So lately Gracie has been having some separation anxiety. She didn't have this when she was an infant so I guess she is making up for it now. I do understand that kids get this anxiety and that is something I can deal with. I remember when I was younger I had some abandonment issues. I was convinced my mom was going to leave me at the grocery store. Why? I have no idea. As far as I know I was never left anywhere. But I can understand this fear and how it is natural.
Here's what I don't understand.....
She will be telling me how excited she is about going to go do something. How she loves to go to Miss Nan's class at church and play with Jackson and sing songs. She loves to go to gymnastics and tumble on the mat and hop like a bunny. She love to twirl and dance in the mirror at dance class. These are all her words by the way.
Now when we get to where we are going...she begins to panic. She tells me she doesn't want to go and that she wants to go home! And she will scream this...just in case I didn't hear her! Then she will begin to say..."but I love you mommy!"
I really don't get all the mixed signals.
And apparently it is all for me! When Jeff takes her places she has no problem leaving daddy and going to do her thing.
So if someone could explain this to me or give me tips on how to deal with this.....I would much appreciate it!