Aidric's Intense Separation Anxiety
Aidric absolutely loses it every time Tatiana even looks like she's starting to walk out the room. Smiles suddenly turn to inconsolable tears and wailing the likes of which probably have the neighbors thinking that we're gleefully subjecting the kid random acts of torture. She can't even leave his side to use the bathroom in the winter morning twilight without him shrieking loudly enough to wake our slumbering host (separated by a few feet of concrete wall).
It's been ramping up like this for the past month or so, and now at ten months old, Aidric seems to be in a full blow stage of separation anxiety. Generally, it's completely focused towards Tatiana—he could give a damn if I leave the periphery of his vision.
We read that this is normal. We read that this, in some twisted way, is a good thing. That Aidric sees Tatiana as an intense source of love and security, and when she moves more than an umbilical cord's distance away, he flips out because he's not sure if he'll ever see her again.
Woe is Aidric… and us.
( video: Mommy Seperation Anxiety )