I don't think the church officials told this woman not to talk to me, but I'm not sure. I do think she is the one who breached confidentality by going to the nursery director and telling her what I said during my small group session during bible study. I think I'm just going to let it go. It seems like this issue will not die. For my personal mental health, I just can't keep thinking about what happened. Her version of what happened is better than the one that I heard about. Instead of Garrett ending up in the parking lot he had just walked out the door and went down the side walk. Frankly, I don't think I will ever find out the truth about what happened. No 2 year old could accurately describe what happened. All I know is that he is safe.
I do think my church implemented some great security procedures after what happened to Garrett. I have spoken to the leadership many times about security. In the spring, I told them that I didn't think they had done enough and they then implemented some more significant security procedures.
Becky, I would have cried too. I think it is good to let kids see you disappointed you. It is also nice that she had some empathy and tried to comfort you. I totally understand what you are going through. Garrett had a tough time adjusting after Griffin was born. He does act out a lot more than before, is more clingy, has less patience. I think some of it is due to getting less sleep. I do think he has grown in so many ways though. He plays really well by himself, is starting to do little tasks and follows simple commands. Today we were at Costco and Garrett actually walked right next to me without trying to run away when we went back to buy and icecream. Garrett never asked me to take Griffin back to the hospital though. He just didn't really care about him until recently.
Joanne, I do like the idea of a play room and a sleeping room. Friends of ours implemented that several years ago. The kids seemed to like it. I saw something in Better Homes and Gardens a few months ago where they used storage stuff and curtains to make two rooms. I thought it was a great idea. I don't think I have the magazine though. Maybe you could hang a curtain down the center of the room that could be pulled if someone needed some privacy.
I did a Costco run today to prepare for the baptism party. I really need to get the house whipped into shape. I need to run to Pubix and buys some stuff for spinach balls and get them made and in the freezer. I ordered the shrimp tray today. I will send DH back to Costco on Saturday to do another shopping trip while I made cakes and all the food. I think I'm crazy to be having a party for 25 adults and 15 kids the week of the consignment sale. I also want to get Griffin's birth announcements printed up this week. They need to be manually fed through the printer so maybe I can get my dad to do that on Friday.
I spent an hour this morning calling people to work on getting enough volunteers. I played phone tag with a number of people. I still need about 15 volunteers to make the sale run efficiently.