We had many lovey-type objects around Potamus from the beginning, but it wasn’t until he met Dolly last week that he fell in love. And he’s been carrying her around ever since. He’s 20 months and just now discovered a lovey-attachment, and it’s really sweet to see.
But he’s not allowed to bring outside toys into the daycare.
So there were double-the-tears today as he had to watch me leave with Dolly. It was harder for me to leave him, too, knowing just how attached he’s gotten to this sweet little babydoll. I think my rip-the-bandaid off approach didn’t really work well, and so I think we’ll need to figure out another way to separate him from Dolly before he gets into his classroom. Maybe buckling her into the carseat, or even leaving her at home in bed, I don’t know. Because thinking of him dealing with a whole day at school without his lovey is kinda sad.
Aw, sweet boy. I was just going to suggest having Potamus buckle Dolly into the seat belt. Then, he can seal her with a kiss!
Yep, that’s gonna be what we’ll try next week! He seemed excited to see dolly when I picked him up, but wasn’t overly emotional when I got there.
Sad!!! Maybe take pictures of Dolly doing something fun at home or something while he’s gone? But, then that might make him just want to stay home too!
I think the first few minutes must have been rough, but he was playing happily when I came to pick him up. Didn’t seem any worse off, so I think we’ll leave dolly at home, or maybe leave her in the carseat with a goodbye ritual.