Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Separation Anxiety

Yesterday marks the first day of the Separation Experiment, I dropped Raphaela off at the house of the baby sitter of choice for four hours, while I stayed home and saw a few patients, did some laundry and managed to fit in a decent un-interrupted lunch.

Yes, I cried a little when I left her, but I quite liked getting back into the grown-up world, if only for a few hours. When I picked Raphaela up, she was clean and content and playing with the baby sitter's Brain Gym; I got a big smile and from there we went about our day together. I know she is only two months, and yet now is the time to get her used to strangers who will be taking care of her for the small hours during the week when I go back to the Chiropractic work full time.

I felt like it was the first day of school, I laid out her clothing and her supplies, and we arrived early, as even childbirth will not erase my "Yekke" nature. This morning, Day Two, we slept in a little, I suppose to make up for the great change of yesterday.

We are OK, both of us.


Commenter Abbi said...

Good for you! It sounds like you're both off to a great start.

koshergourmetmart said...

good to hear you handled it so well. I found having a few hours to myself quite refreshing and I am sure it will make being a single mom a little easier. I used to go supermarket shopping in the evening and enjoyed it because I was able to relax.