Tailesen these days either becomes very upset when I'm trying to leave. He's very adept at spotting when I'm getting ready to go and the other day when I was trying on new gloves to see how they fit with my coat he became very upset thinking I was trying to leave and insisted I hold him and read him a story to reassure him I wasn't going anywhere. The other day when I was trying to gather things up to go he brought his shoes to me and sat down for me to get him ready to go to. I think he'd really like to just come with me.
I think I've figured out a large part of why he wants to spend so much time outside, is fascinated by bicylces, and tries to get me to carry him to work. Its the same phenomenon as when I can sometimes get more work done if I mostly close the office door than if I close it. If its closed he knows he's been denied access and therefore tries his best to demand entrance. If its open but mostly shut, he's more likely to think I'm just being boring. Going to work or school with me is something he never gets to do. Repeatedly denying access just reinforces that it is something special. Also, he sees me bike away at one time of day and then hours later sees me come back still riding the bike. I bet he thinks I spend the whole time at class zipping around on the bicycle. If daddy loves the outdoors and bicycles that much, it stands to reason he should like them too. Maybe one day we'll set up a bicycle trailer and I'll have enough time to take him zipping around town. So far, its not happening.
6 months ago