Flip Flop: The Sounds of Vacation0
There are so many things that I am thankful for this past year and one of them is the support of family and friends since Ben arrived. How amazing are you? Let me tell you! I am seriously and deeply thankful for all the people who stepped up to get involved in our new family and our day to day lives. We only have 1 direct family member that lives anywhere near us; my youngest sister who is newly married and lives about an hour away. Ben sees the most of her because of geography and she doesn’t yet have her own babies. She absolutely loves Ben and sings an auntie arrival song about him on her weekly visits.
In a few weeks my husband and I are going on a long date and we are relying on my family to take care of Ben. So, this long date is spanning 10 days out of the country. I have been away from Ben for a total of 2 nights since I had him 11 months ago. He is going to be 1 when this date happens and I am feeling anxious about leaving my boy already. Of course I am totally excited too and the thoughts of sand and sun filled with sleeping and relaxing and just rejuvenating. It’s a special treat for my 30th birthday and a little celebration for surviving our first year as parents.
I seem to be going back and forth between feeling worried about being away and feeling happy knowing Ben will get to spend some special time with my other family members. They live a bit further away from the city and see him every 1-2 months. They live like 3.5 hours away versus my youngest sis’s 1 hour journey. Knowing that Ben will be with my oldest sis and my parents making me feel very content. My Mum did raise me right? I mean she survived 3 daughters so I am thinking she will snap right back into ‘mothering’ action. My Dad has already checked in to see if he will be able to feed his grandson Smarties while he has his visit. There are fun filled days planned with my Ben’s 2 cousins and I am sure the time will just quickly move by.
Do you have any tips or thoughts on leaving your babies? Against vacations that are private from the children? Let me know what you think.