September 5, 2013 5:45 PM Subscribe
My two year old isn't talking yet (yes, this is being addressed) but he became very, very upset when I told him his sitter was coming to stay with him today. Should I be worried?
posted by cestmoi15 to human relations (23 answers total)
I know 2 year olds aren't the most reliable, but I don't have that much experience with them, other than mine. My gut feels very comfortable with this sitter (or she wouldn't be our sitter). I just was completely unprepared for how distraught he became (crying, upset) when I said sitter is coming to stay with you for a little bit today because mommy has to go out. I stay at home with him, and due to lack of family/sitting options I don't leave him often.
I've checked her references and she's stayed with him a few times before and although he doesn't like it when she comes, he's never had a reaction to me letting him know what was going to happen. I assume it is relevant that she was staying with him when his 3mo brother was born (I was in the hospital) - but she's stayed with him since.
I assume his response was to me leaving and not her, but need a little help from those of you who are more experienced. Thanks!