Finn, over the last two weeks, has developed a fear of storytime at the library. I don't understand from where this fear is stemming. He used to love story time and get very excited whenever I told him it was Monday which meant storytime at the library. Now, he still seems to get excited about it, but then when we show up to the actual storytime room......he freaks out and immediately asks to leave. This last time, he started sobbing in outright misery. What can you do but take him home?
Of course, I am annoyed at the whole situation, in a very self-centered and completely lacking in compassion sort of way. I like storytime because it means a scheduled trip outside of the house every week and an hour of time where I don't have to entertain my demanding child. Leaving early, or not going at all means that I now have to figure out what to do with my child in the meantime. I mean, I just don't have the sanity to play with my child all day, every day. Especially as my child has no concept of play that is independent of my extreme involvement. I.e.: Mom must build the tower so tall, mom must put the puzzle pieces back where they belong, mom must pretend to cook in the toy kitchen.
It is maddening, I say.
I am hoping that it is just a phase. He is working on his 2-year molars in a big way right now, so perhaps that is what is making him so downright clingy.
Anyone else had to deal with something similar?