Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Dear Gracie…

When Mommy leaves you with Grandma all day for the very first time, you should know that the polite thing to do is at least PRETEND you missed me -- just a little bit?

I wasn't worried about you -- I knew that you were fine alone with Grandma. But I still spent the entire day at work wondering what you and Grandma were doing, and if you were napping well for her, and if your teeth were bothering you today, and if I remembered to tell Grandma about your favorite go to sleep blankie, and if I was being a terrible mother by leaving you so soon to go to work, even though it was only for a couple of days.

Oh my Gracie girl, I missed you like crazy! But when I came home, you were smiling and happy, and gave me this very cute smile that said: "Hey Mommy! Have you played with this Grandma lady yet? She's great!" And then you ignored me and went back to playing with Grandma.

Don't get me wrong. I'm glad you had lots of fun, instead of being upset without me. But still, the next time I leave you, can you pretend you missed me just a little, tiny bit? It will make Mommy feel a little bit better. It's selfish, I know. I'm working on it.

Love, Mommy


Jacquie said...

Well it certainly is a catch 22 isn't it. Yay they are ok when you are not there but come on act like you miss me a bit.

These days with my girls I'm pretty much chopped liver whenever Nanny and Aunties are around.

Tracy said...

It's such a big step to leave them with someone else for the first time. The first time I was away from Chris Ileft him withhis dad for a couple of hours to go to work. I got a call from Ray, very frustrated, trying to figure out why he wouldn't stop crying. I asked if he had tried this whole list of things thinking he may not have known some of the details that make baby happy. When he said he'd tried all of those, I went to the obvious ones - I asked him if he had fed him and there was a long silence followed by, "Was I supposed to?"

I'm sure Gracie loves her Mommy infinately more than Grandma, but Grandma is just new - that's all!