June 26, 2009

Near, Far


I chickened out and couldn't leave her in the nursery at church this week. Again.

I just can't do it.

She belongs with me.

For now.

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39 comments:

  1. :)

    I think that's just fine.

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  2. hang for as long as you can. you know better than me how quickly they grow and run away :)

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  3. I agree. I held onto Gray for a while at church too.... until he was too hard to wrestle! :)

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  4. Indeed with you is where she belongs ... that is a treasure!

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  5. Good for you! There is no reason to leave her in there unless you want to. If its driving you crazy because you can't listen, then you put her in the nursery for you. But if you like having her with you, then do it! She will be fine either way! :)

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  6. And I would say hold onto to her as long as you can because before long, she will be striving for that independance and strive to break free.

    Sigh ... she is so cute ....

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  7. I have a 10-month-old and he goes literally everywhere with me. For right now I'm OK with that. It will change soon enough, probably before I'm even ready.

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  8. There's nothing wrong with that. They only belong with you like this for so long =)

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  9. I only let my husband start taking Chipmunk to the gym day care with him a month ago and he's three. (And I still don't go with the Moose.)

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  10. Phoebe just turned one and I still haven't left her at the church nursery :D

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  11. Hold onto her as long as you can.... pretty soon she'll be running out of the room all on her own. :-)

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  12. Do what is right for you and her! I kept all my kids from the nursery for an extended amount of time and I never have regretted it! I may have gotten looks, but it just didn't matter and it still doesn't!

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  13. I agree, keep her near you as long as she wants to be near you (I say this as Oscar bangs away at my keyboard, lol).

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  14. Meh. In our church (I'm LDS) you can't take babies to nursery until they are 18 months old. It's just about right. As soon as they get old enough that they are really distracting and hard to deal with and you're really ready to let go. A little.
    Kennedy's 14 months old and we're starting to count down. On a related note though, my sling is my church salvation! I work with the primary (school aged) kids during church right now and that's how I get around and get things done. It's worked that way since she was born. Church time is FOR SURE sling time!

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  15. The pressure to leave my kid drives me nuts. I like bringing them along as I do what I do.

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  16. No problem with that! Babies can't go to the nursery in our church until they are 18 months old. You'll know when it's time. For now Libby is just strapped to me during church. It is the best way.

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  17. I totally understand! My boy is 2 and doesn't do nursery. He was in the sling again when we did worship last month :)

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  18. Me too - we are fortunate in that we have a huge family room (where lots of kiddos and parents are) - we get to watch the service on the big screen.

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  19. Nothing wrong with that. Hold on to your beautiful Ivy

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  20. Aw, that's okay! :) We just started leaving our 10 1/2 m.o. for part of the time, and DH and I joke that church is like a mini date for us!

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  21. My little guy loves daycare, always has. We love it because he learns and gains so much autonomy. That said, I wish I could hang out with him all day there at the school, it's a blast to watch him work!

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  22. I'm right there with you on that.

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  23. My DD is two and I still have a hard time with it!

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  24. Oh don't worry! Hayden's 16 months and I haven't taken him to the nursery yet either! Just can't do it yet...and as long as he continues to act well in church, I will keep him and hope that he is absorbing Word of God very early!!

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  25. Do what feels right. Have you read this?

    http://www.pensieve.me/2009/06/parenting-tip.html

    It touches on just this topic, but on the flip side. I left a rather long comment with my dissent. I agree--children belong with their parents, and church of all places should welcome them. Good for you, Mama.

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  26. Nobody can blame you for "chickening out!" Who would want to be away from that little sweetie?! : )

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  27. I don't think my kids went in the nursery until they were close to 9 months or older. Can't remember now!

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  28. I completely understand. My 3 year old is going to start Sunday school this fall and I am in a panic already. It is hard.

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  29. Mine is 19 months, and I've only left him in the church nursery once. So don't blame you.

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  30. Isn't it funny how doing that just doesn't seem to fit right now? I totally feel you. I always want to keep her with me. Sometimes Audrey goes to the nursery and sometimes not. But secretly want to keep her ALL the time. :)

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  31. Keep her close as long as you can. Don't feel forced to cut the cord, do it on your on time

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  32. I wouldn't want to part with my little guy just yet either.

    Nell

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  33. yeah! someone like me! my kate is 2 and i have yet to leave her in sunday school by herself.

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  34. I still don't leave my 2-year-old at church.

    What can I say? I just like to be close to my girls.

    Pretty soon, they'll be running off for the "kids class" with joy.

    For now, they stay with me. They like it that way. And I like it that way. Everyone is happy with that arrangement. :)

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  35. I still can't do it (unless I happen to be volunteering that week) and my son is 2!!! lol

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