Jacob is going through a clingy phase right now. Lately, whenever we drop him off at daycare, he cries and cries and doesn’t want us to leave him. Even when he is eating his dinner, if he walks away, he starts to panic.

I talked to his friend’s mom today after dropping him off and it would appear that he is not alone. His friend is going through the same thing and it is a recent development. They both have fun while they are at daycare, it is just that initial separation that is hard for them.

While that made me feel a little better, it still makes me sad to drop him off knowing that all he wants is to stay with me. However, I must say that, even though it breaks my heart, today’s instance of cling comforted me to some extent.

Jacob would only stop crying when he had his arms wrapped around me, holding on tight, and resting his head on me. There was something comforting about the way he was holding onto me, hugging me with all of his strength and seeing his little face in the nearby mirror as he rested on me.

I love that little guys so much and while I wish he would get used to us dropping him off, I am going to soak in the small positive of the whole experience.