Received Friday, June 6, 2008 - Perspective & Opinion
I have a question and would like some feedback. I am a live in nanny of a 10 1/2 month old baby boy. I have been with him since he was 8 weeks old. His parents are very, very busy and have hectic work schedules. Some days he doesn't even see them at all. The thing is some mornings when the mother leaves for work and is holding the baby she will pass him off to me and he cries and clings on to her. Trust me, this isn't a jealousy thing its just amazing to me. He barely sees her yet he knows that she is his mother. I am with him all day and a lot of nights yet he cries when she passes him to me. I find this strange. We have a great relationship and have bonded..I get down on the floor and play with him, we have fun, go for walks, I give lots of hugs and kisses, in my opinion I am a great nanny, so its not like we haven't bonded. You would think that a 10 month old that isn't with his mom that much would cry at ME passing him over to her. Has any other nannies had this experience ? Does anyone have any feedback on this. I don't want her to think that he doesn't love me and that I am not good with him..it makes me feel bad when he cries. By the way, it isn't hysterical crying and hes fine after a few seconds as long as I distract him. Whats everyone's take on this?? Lol, am I just being oversensitive or is this normal??