This post is for other moms out there. About 1.5 months ago, I wrote about my adjustment to returning to law school. I mentioned that Luca was handling it beautifully, and she was. Until about 2 weeks ago.
People, I am losing my mind on the two days I go to school because this little girl freaks out until I leave. From the moment she wakes up, she can sense that it is a school day for me. I am typically running around getting ready, attempting to eat a little breakfast and drink some coffee while I pack my bag, make my lunch, and get ready. And the entire time, she cries her eyes out. Huge, massive, real tears. And today, she even head-butted my legs while I blow-dried my hair, then proceeded to slap my legs repeatedly all while stomping her feet angrily. By the time I am dressed and my hair is dry I am exhausted and anxious and irritated and she is so worked up that she even gagged and threw-up this morning.
How do you moms get ready for the day with your kids around you? I have tried putting one of her shows on TV while I blow-dry my hair near her. I put the ipad in the bathroom while I shower. I have tried providing toys for her to play with, and leaving the bathroom door open so she can come in and out of the bathroom freely. Fail.
I started getting up earlier to shower and blow-dry my hair before she wakes up. That worked a little better except now it almost seems like she senses it and wakes up right before I do on school days. She woke up today 6 minutes before my alarm went off - a full hour before her normal wake-up time. Fail.
I wish I could shower and do my hair the night before, and even pack my lunch then too. But typically I am up late finishing school work after everyone goes to bed.
How do you occupy your tot while you get things done in the morning?