When Mommy’s Away, Baby Will Play

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This weekend, I’m going out of town for the first time and leaving my baby home with my husband. It is an exciting time for me because in the almost 7 years that I’ve been a mom, this is the first time I will leave my kids for an entire weekend and not have another person to look after. It is going to be amazing. And, very weird.

In fact, I started thinking about how weird it will be for my baby. He pretty much has not left my side since I popped him out 14 months ago. He is my constant buddy during the day. I am the lucky one who gets all the smiles, and screams, and gets to find ways to entertain him all day long. He goes with me everywhere, and wherever I am, he is there also. Will he be worried when he doesn’t see me for 3 whole days? I sure hope not.

I plan on calling often, and hopefully hearing my voice will ease the pain. But, he loves his Daddy so much too, that I’m sure he will have fun getting all the attention from him for a while. Dad’s are so different and having Dad run the show instead of mom will hopefully keep him from missing me too much. Although, I do want him to miss me a little.

The hardest part, I’m sure, will be for me. When you have a baby attached to your side 24/7 for 14 months straight, all you do is daydream about a time when you can have a moment to yourself for longer than just the fleeting nap. But, now that I’m about to get that time, I’m not sure I will be able to go all those days without seeing his smiling face. And, I’m convinced, he will take his first steps while I’m gone. Let’s hope not.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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