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.