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Separation Anxiety?

March 13, 2008

My son will be 2 years old in 2 weeks time. Though a little young, I thought that it would be good for him if he goes now to the same Kindergarten where his older brother goes. If he gets used to it, I’d have a few hours in the morning to do things at home or perhaps go on a language or cooking course.

As part of the integration, I am to stay with him for the meantime until he gets used to being with Moni and Gabi and the other kids.

While there, I was able to take photos of him enjoying everything and seeing how he enjoys it there made me think of the times when we were playing together…those times when I was teaching him how to say dog, hund, inu, el perro and aso or cat, katze, neko, el gato and pusa…and how I would laugh when he would keep insisting that a pig is an ‘aso’ or a cow is also an ‘aso.’ How he would make me laugh as he says words with ‘s’ in a funny way…

Like, him being in the kindergarten means less for me to do but less fun for the day too! He would help me hang the clothes to dry, he would pick them up one by one and give it to me while saying ‘Momie, o’ motioning a shirt up for me to take. When we’re finished, he would take the hamper back to the washroom…

He has had times of being naughty, sure. But most of the time, he is naughty only when he is with his dad. =D

One time, after bringing my daughter to school, I saw as i opened the door; him, with a very patient expression as if waiting for me. Hubby said he got angry as the little boy played with butter, and at the same time spilled cooking oil on the floor-lol.

I still got lots to say about the things I’d miss with my little boy not being around. How he would feed everything to the fishes, like paper and coins, or how he would put a whole tissue roll down the toilet bowl and how he would scribble permanent ink on our sofa and walls.

Tsk tsk…I guess it is true, moms have more of the separation anxiety than the kids, no? =D

It really is hard to let go, or it is too early to let go and see my little boy becoming independent, not needing mommy anymore…*sigh*

  1. I think I commented but not too sure whether it went through since there was an error. Anyway, what I said earlier was when a mother realises that her nest is getting emptier day by day as her broods grow up she’d face separation anxiety b/c the kids are often by her side. I know my mother misses me and sometimes she’d tear up on the phone b/c of my not being at home.

  2. yeah…Hope you get to visit her at times Kyels, we pinoys grew up being so attached to our parents. You know, we do not have(none that im aware of) a Home for the aged…we take care of our lolos and lolas even to their last breath…

  3. My children almost are adults now, my daughter is 19 and is studying far from home (next week, she’ll be in Vienna and next year in Heidelberg…), my son is 16 1/2 and will leave home next September. But how I remember these first separations…It’s often hard for us, mummies, but I try to tell myself “If they are ok and in good security conditions, I’m fine!” Not so easy every day…
    And again, your children are so cute! How old are they?
    Have a good week end looking these beautiful blooming trees!

  4. Hi Alice…daughter is almost 7, first son is almost 5 and youngest is 2! =) They didn’t have much age difference lol…a handful but fun endeavor.

    Though you’re kids are a bit older now, you still hope that somehow they still stay longer with you…watch them grow, prepare their food, have a little misunderstanding and all that—

    I come from a close knit family and separation could be difficult, my still single brother (30 now) still lives with my parents and they’re happy like that.

    Thanks for visiting Alice, your kind words are always appreciated!

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