We bought her the book “Good Night Moon” today. When R read it the first time to her, he discovered that she started bawling during the “good night” parts.
She absolutely fell to pieces! She had him read it to her a few more times and always started crying and getting sad at the same parts!
This was her first time (well, she made him read it 4 or 5x in a row) reading it…
After this vid was made, she ‘read’ it TO us (by turning the pages and saying “good night” to each page)- by the end of the book again she was pouting/sobbing and wiping tears.
This is very unusual. This child LOVES books, but they’ve never made her so emotional.
Maisie was 10 months old this week and the separation anxiety phase has been in full swing for a while now. I am never more than a few feet away from her at any given time. We have been practicing attachment parenting with this girly. She’s not a great fan of carriers. She NEEDS TO BE IN A ROOM FULL OF people. This girl LIVES to entertain.
If anyone tries to leave the room or go home or pee, she melts DOWN.
Today she was in rare form, poor baby.
Exhibit ONE, when my dad attempted to leave the porch to refill his coffee cup:
Papa returns, but she is still ticked off that he left… I think my dad is onto something when he says she doesn’t want to lose any of her entourage:
The world finally ends when her father leaves for work:
I am open to ANY suggestions regarding how to survive this stage.
How do/did YOU handle this separation anxiety phase?
I don’t recall it being this difficult with her brothers.
If you have any advice or war stories to share, feel free to leave a comment.