My son was the same way when he started, which was also around this same age. (19-20 months) He would cry and scream and I just felt horrible. But now he LOVES school, he ASKED me to put him into after-care, and he is super social. So I know that this too shall pass.
Mila recently had her very first picture day. I had two cute dresses I let her choose from. She looked at them both, said, “No, momma!” and proceeded to go to her drawers and pick out a shirt and jean skirt. I told her she was getting her pictures taken today and I thought she might want to wear a dress. She shook her head no and handed me her outfit. So I put her in it and told her how pretty she looked and what a good job she did picking her own clothes. That even got me a twirl. (baby girl loves to do a good twirl) If you have read some of my other posts, you know I don’t care much about what my kids wear. I like that she felt fantastic in what she chose.
She picked out her socks and shoes, and out the door we went. But first I told her we were going to practice for picture day, so I had her sit on her chair and say, “Cheese!” She nailed it. I was prepared for one super cute first school picture. I dropped her off and told her teachers how she would always smile if you asked her to say cheese…
|She nailed her practice picture before school!|
When my husband picked her up that day, they told him she cried moments after she sat down for pictures. They next day when I took her in, the photographers were still there, so they asked if I wanted to do a re-take. I tried to sit Mila down and she just started crying and said, “NOOOO Momma!” I said, “But don’t you want to take a picture?” And she looked me dead in the face and said, “NO!” The photographer said, “Just try to sit her down real quick.” I said, “Nah.. she doesn’t want to, so I’m not going to make her… I never buy the pictures anyway, it’s not a big deal, promise.”
Well, on Monday we got the proofs. My husband texted me a picture as soon as he saw it. I felt horrible seeing her sweet, sad face… but at the same time, I just could not stop laughing. I was crying at work… that’s how hard I was laughing.
|Here are the 4 pictures we got to choose from, it’s basically the anatomy of a toddler breakdown.|
I posted the pic on my Instagram, and I was relieved to see that I was not the worst mom ever for thinking this picture was funny. Everyone says I should buy it and I am. Maureen, who has her own Etsy shop, said I should buy it and hang it on the ladies room door on her wedding day. I thought that was hysterical… and I just hope I remember to do it when that day comes!
ga(‘create’, ‘UA-49936077-1’, ‘workingmommagic.com’);