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How Do You Feel When Your Child Cries When You Leave?

Some mamas love the fact that their lil ones are attached to them and others are happiest when their wee ones exude independence. When your child cries as you leave for work or an errand, what's your gut reaction?


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kellys kellys 8 years
i roll my eyes because my baby is such a drama queen :) seriously, though, she cries out when anyone leaves the room. she does not like a diminished audience.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Sorry, I don't have kids but I had to comment on the baby. Gorgeous!!!
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 8 years
I did not leave my son until he was nearly 2 so when I did leave him and he would cry it would just break my heart and I would call the daycare as soon as I got in to car to see if he was OK and they said he stopped crying before I even got out of the building.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
guilty. in fact, my girls go to german school on saturdays and for the last year and a half i have been sitting right outside the door of my younger daughters class just ,so she can pop out every once in awhile and make sure i'm there. can't stand to see her upset about it and it's easy for me to fix.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
when my daughter cries i feel bad; i never feel good that she loves me so much. i always have to call and be sure that she has stopped crying (which she always has) just to be sure that she and the nanny are not miserable. after that reassuring phone call i feel good that i get some much needed time for myself
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It depends on the crying. If it's a whimper or even a full out cry that stops as soon as I leave, no worries either way. If they cried the whole time I was gone, I'd probably have quit my job on the spot. Luckily none of mine did that. I always cried the first day I went back to work, whether they did or not. *lol* Now I think if I had to leave my daughter in daycare after a year of being home with her, I'd completely break down.
princessAlexi princessAlexi 8 years
The first few times I left my son at daycare when he was a baby, I would leave crying b/c it's so heartbreaking when you have to leave them & you don't really want to.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Guilty and wanted; but I feel more guilty.
Baluk Baluk 8 years
I think I have a mix of both...part of me feels guilty and part of me feels happy they love me and want me to stay.
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