Sunday, March 21, 2010

Well we tried the church nursery...

tried being the operative word. Today we decided that Eli should go to the nursery since he doesn't usually have any attachment issues and Emerson would stay with Marcus in church since she has huge attachment issues. Marcus handed him off to the nursery worker and away they went, a few minutes later we could hear screaming.

It was awful I was trapped at the front of the church wanting to run out and get him but instead knew I needed to stay where I was at. Marcus took Emerson and went to find the screaming baby. Eli was sobbing hysterically according to Marcus and he finally calmed down once Marcus took him back in his arms for a few minutes. After that all was well, and Eli happily went into the arms of the nursery care provider and played with toys, but only because Marcus stayed in the nursery with both babies. Which sort of defeats the purpose of going to church since Marcus can easily stay home with both babies much easier than hanging out with them both in a church nursery.

So it turns out Eli doesn't like being handed to a stranger and taken to a location he's never been before. Fair enough. Poor baby. I suppose we'll try again next week and see how he reacts.

1 comment:

~Jess said...

Oh my ....there's nothing more heartbreaking than them being hysterical, hearing it, and not being able to do anything about it....we had that today in Old Navy, but MIL had A.