Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Day 89: Reassurance Being Found
Me and Baby B when he was actually a baby.
I wish I could always hold him and make things right in his world.
Thanks for your kind reassurance. I actually went from one reassuring person to the next during my day yesterday.
The drop off was rough. I held it together until I got in the car and then I bawled the whole way home. But, it was April Fool's, so I got to keep myself busy making fun prankster foods for the kids. (And Baby B got his wormy apple on his way home that night).
The pick up went well and he was so well-behaved all evening.
While I have great faith in this program, I know better than to believe his improved behavior was a sign of progress. Not yet, anyway. I think he was just relieved to be home. The caregivers told me he had a pretty good first day. He even earned a prize to take home from his good behavior.
He told me he did nothing all day. Except go on time out.
That made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. Laugh because I know it wasn't true and because he looked so cute with his mad pouty face. And cry because, well, he's my baby.
Anyway, it's still hard and I've missed him so much yesterday and today, but I'm choosing to focus on the fact that I know this program is the right thing right now. And not on how sad it makes me.
As with so many things, I got so worked up beforehand because of all the unknown and uncertainty. But now that we've begun down the path, a lot of my concerns are already at rest because I can see where we're headed. And it definitely looks like higher ground.