I think Peanut is over the husband and me.
Sure she loves us and yes we can still make her laugh but something has changed recently.
She doesn't want to leave the baby sitter's.
I love our sitter. She's sweet and loving and great with Peanut. We are so lucky to have found her. She has her own kids and watches others while Peanut is there three days a week. Now that Peanut is old enough, she really seems to enjoy being there even more than before.
So much so that she started fussing when I came to pick her up last week. (Can you hear that sound? That's the sound of my heart breaking. Just kidding. Kind of.)
I came in the door and Peanut was playing happily. Our sitter picked her up to bring her to me and Peanut kicked her little legs excitedly and reached out to me. She let me hug her and even gave me a kiss.
And then she wanted to go back to the sitter.
When we drop her off in the mornings, she tries to dive from our arms to the floor or reaches out for B, our sitter.
The husband got her yesterday and said Peanut was contently playing with one of the toddlers and while glad to see him, she wasn't ready to go.
So we've decided to rent a kid. We think she needs a playmate and before you think it, we aren't ready to give her a brother or sister yet. We just need a kid to come hang out with Peanut. We'll still be there to play too but we need someone more on Peanut's level because obviously we aren't cutting it.
Would anyone like to loan us their child for a few hours a week?