This morning, after I dropped my baby off at daycare, I felt guilty.
Not because I was dropping him off at daycare and enjoying my sleepy time.
But because my child wouldn’t be moving to the “1 year old” room
1. Walking:He’s been ready for a couple of months
2.They are one year old: yeah yeah…
3. They are eating table food.
Screech!!!!HOLD UP< WAIT A MINUTE!
Because I have not been busily shoveling table foods down my child’s throat in the last month in preparation, he can’t advance to the one year room.
He is stuck. King of the 3-6 month olds.
He can’t/won’t eat things like Trix cereal(really TRIX?????), pancakes, eggs and milk, cheese grits, spaghetti with turkey meat sauce, beef pattie, rice, english peas, turkey on wheat bread with french fries, pretzels, fig newtons, corn chips and pizza.
Yes, this was all a part of last weeks’ menu.
The only thing on the menu that he might eat is the oatmeal. And then, only if there is enough butter and sugar in it.
Pookah will barely eat ANYTHING these days since he’s been sick.
And he is being held back because of it. Held back from structure, learning activites, playing with his peers…….
I feel guilty. Like a bad mom.
If he was at homefull time, I wouldn’t have to worry about it. As it is, he only goes 2 days a week, but those two days are all the socialization he gets! And it’s like it’s all or nothing! I mean, can’t he ease into it? Go a couple of hours a day at first? A meal a day?
I feel so bad for my toddler being stuck with the babies while all of his friends have moved on.
What can I do? Any suggestions moms?
And no, moving him at this time is not an option. My top choice, as I blogged about here, is still on hold till May :(.