So I don’t know if it’s just me being a crazy loon but I cannot deal with people offering to have Betty. The out of the blue very kind offer throws me into panic mode and I find it very hard to deal with and instantly put up a guard.
I need to mentally prepare for being without Betty for at least a week and I have to come up with the idea. I don’t worry about her safety when she is away from me as I know she’s in the hands of people who adore her. I worry about her routine, I worry about how much food she will eat, I worry about her getting enough fluid, I worry about her being put down for a nap at the right time in the right way just how she likes it, I worry she won’t get enough sleep, I worry that she won’t be comforted in the way she likes if she’s sad, I worry because the people looking after her won’t know why she’s making that sound at that particular time, I worry that people will teach her things I don’t want her to be taught (saying ‘Ta’ for example).
When I do let others have her I leave a very detailed page of notes and I need contact throughout the day. Even a simple ‘all ok’ text will do, but I would prefer more…obviously!
Can any mummies relate to this?