a little jealous of baby-sitter
Hi- I am new both to this group and to the going through divorce group- I am not divorced yet- but I have been living like a single mom since my son was 2- now he is4. My husband- soon to be ex- works over-seas and comes every 4 months. I had to go back to part-time teaching job in Spring and this fall it;s going to be even ore days at work. So my son is going to be spending lots of time with the baby-sitter. Today was my first day and my sone seemed thrilled to have his baby-sitter come back- he just adores her. But last Spring I didn't get too jealous because he was still pretty attached to me and I never felt competetion. But today it felt different- it felt like he kind of preferred her to me- he was really sad when she left and kept saying how much he'd miss her until the next time she comes.
How do I deal with these emotions. Has any one else gone through them? I know I should be happy that I have a rgeat baby-sitter and that she loves my son- but I just can't help being sad that my time with my son is getting less and less and he is building up memories and having fun with her instead of me.
Sorry this was long! I would appreciate any ideas or thoughts.
Thanks a lot