This is the door that separated me and my wee one! I’m a stay at home Mum so while most other Mums I know are now preparing to return to work and putting their wee ones into nursery, my baby girl will be staying right with me.
I decided that it would be good for her to have some time with other children away from me and for me to have some ‘me-time’ so signed her up for an hour in the creche at David Lloyd centre which we are members of.
Yes, a whole hour!
So along we went, and she was signed in, I was asked if she would like some banana for snack! She loves banana so I agreed to that straight away – surprised as I didn’t know she would get a snack when only there for an hour. Somehow, even knowing that she would get a bit of banana made me feel happier! The banana discussion distracted me so much that I didn’t notice her crawling off to find a dolly to play with – she was in her element with new toys so I said goodbye and left.
I stood on the other side of the door and watched for 5 minutes as she explored the toys, stole a toy from one wee girl, and had the dolly she was playing with taken from her!
Nothing seemed to phase her so I made myself leave, ready to ‘relax’ and enjoy ‘me-time’. Of course I spent the next hour thinking about her and checking the time to see if it was time to collect her yet! I did enjoy a soak in the jacuzzi and a wee turn in the steam room & sauna; I even sat and did my hair without having to worry about her going for the cable!
The time came and I got to go back through the door to collect her. Of course she was still playing happily and hardly noticed my return! I will definitely do it again – maybe even for two hours!