The last 2 weeks has been crazy in the Vijendranath household. Kitana picked up a bug from school (Oh the joys of sending your toddler to school) and I ended up getting it from her. It’s like my body knew I needed some time out since I’ve been overwhelmed with work the last couple weeks.
This past weekend, I felt like I got punched by Dwayne Johnson (You know the hot cop with lots of muscle from Fast and Furious?)… 0_O I had hectic body pains and all I wanted to do was stay in bed. With a toddler around AND being pregnant that’s like close to impossible.
So my mom decided to take Kitana to my cousin’s house on Saturday for a sleepover. Kitana has never stayed without me and she’s still breastfeeding (well …kinda) so I was extremely nervous and wasn’t sure if it would work. Even though I wanted me-time, I kept thinking: “This is not going to work, you will be driving at 2am in the morning to fetch a screaming child”…
My mom managed to convince me and by 1pm, she and Kitana left for their sleepover. To be honest, the only place I will send her for a sleepover is to family… She will have to wait until she’s 18 to sleepover at a friend’s house!
Once Kitana left, the paranoid mommy in me came out! I panicked the entire time and kept calling to see if they reached and if she was okay.
The weird thing is, Vije and I so wanted time to ourselves but once Kitana left we felt so incomplete. I didn’t know what to do…The house was quiet, Vije was working and here was I sitting by myself thinking about my child.
Kitana enjoyed bonding with her cousins while I kept worrying. Before she left, I told her: “Mommy is going to work, so you need to stay with your granny”. She said: “Yes mom.” and waved goodbye…
I never realised how difficult this would be for me… My baby was going for her first sleepover!
Kitana understands everything. She’s an independent toddler that’s on a mission!
I still can’t believe that she can stay without me and the boob overnight! It was one of the hardest decisions I made. I felt so empty without my princess.
Now I understand why my mom used to call me 500 times when I was with friends.
Even though this weekend was a rollercoaster of emotions for me, I think I will send her again because now I know she will be okay.
The key is communication. Kitana and I finally understand each other and our relationship has improved. She’s not clingy anymore. I’m enjoying these moments we share and I’m enjoying her hilarious questions. I still can’t believe in 2 months she will be 3-years-old.
Do you send your kids for sleepovers?