Toddler upset over moms work schedual.....

Erin - posted on 12/04/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My 15.5 month old daughter has been upset with me for the past few days since i have started my new job, she leaves for daycare at 8:30am or she wont get picked up, then she goes to bed around 7pm and I'm not home from work till 10pm(due to training till Friday), i don't know how to make it up to her or even feel less like a bad mom.... any idea's on what i can do?? PLZ DONT BE MEAN OR JUDGE ME

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Erin - posted on 12/05/2008

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well i'm lucky that my boss approached me on it when he head that i have a 15 month old that isn't adjusting well(he has a little boy about the same age who had the same problem)so i may be work between 8am and 8pm shifts so i still get to see her for a bit on days that im off and home before bed time. or i could even work in a different department that has the shifts i need on most days.

Samantha - posted on 12/05/2008

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Im glad that she will get to spend more time with you. good luck and I hope she adjusts well. It just takes time dont worry my daughter got over it and so will yours. good luck
with everything

Erin - posted on 12/05/2008

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My daughter gets to spend all day with me tommarrow (sat) and then next week im off wendsday, thrursday and friday so she is spending friday home with me since we are going to a christmas party thursday night and we will be out later then normal. And for the woman who said buy her a toy everyday, if i had that kind of money would rather stay at home with my daughters, but i have a huge morgage and 3 kids to support.

Samantha - posted on 12/05/2008

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My daughter is going to be 3 and feb and when she was about the same age as your
daughter I had to work the long hours too. I felt like her grandparents ( they watched her
while I was working) were getting to know her better then I did. So what I started to do was once a week I would make a special day. it didnt matter what we did, we could go out and get her a toy or just have cuddle time with her it would just be the 2 of us ( Im a single mom) or what you could also do is sonce your not there for bed time you can do a morning story instead. wake up just 15 min earlier each day so you can read her a morning time story. that would be something special for her and also help your guilt.

Erin - posted on 12/05/2008

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my daughter is so young she wouldnt understand, and im not spoiling my daughter by giving her stuff everday becasue if i can do it all the time she will expect it.

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No offense to Sharon but that sounds like something a man would do, lol. I think that you should try to explain to her the situation and let her know that it's to help out daddy (if he's there) or so that she could go to school, and that it's only temporary and that just because mommy is not there as often doesn't mean that mommy loves her any less.

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