Friday, April 27, 2007

Separation Anxiety

Isla is experiencing a bit of separation anxiety right now. I actually find this endearing, as she has never been an affectionate child.

Now, if I walk out of view, she bursts into tears, sobs the most heartbreaking sobs and crawls after me. Upon my return, she will press her soggy little face into my leg or shoulder.

The only time I struggle with this is at bedtime. I used to be able to give my little angel a bath, a bottle, put her in bed, and walk out of the room. Just like that, she would be asleep. Now, as soon as I put her in bed, she sits up, tries to stand up, and sobs dramatically. She is so terrified of being left, that she refuses to lie down. I hope this phase is short lived.