Kylie - posted on 07/01/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I've been working casual hours at a school for about 3 years, nothing regular, a few days every now and then. About 7 weeks ago the office manager broke her ankle and office assistant broke her hip!
So I was asked to help out. I ended up working 3 days a week for the last 7 weeks. Both my kids were either at preschool and/or with a family member.
My son is 3 and he's handled this pretty well most of the time. He's pretty attention seeking when I'm home, but he's not so full on.
My daughter is only 1. She crys everytime I put her down. She's completely out of her routine. So far today I have gone to the toilet with her on my lap, eaten breakfast and lunch while holding her hand, and I am typing this while she sits with me. If I put her down she will chase me and scream and scream. Even if I put her down to change her.
They have offered me one day a week till the end of the year, we really need the money. But I feel like I am doing completely the wrong thing here. How can I make her feel more secure. I am I doing the wrong thing?