This question is for all you readers out there who are part of the momtourage (and some of you mildly obsessed pet owners, you know who you are.) I need your help. Bad. Really, Really bad.
HOW IN THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO BE AWAY FROM MY BABY FOR 7 DAYS?
Yes, we have hit the part of the show where it has just sunk in that I WILL BE AWAY FROM MY BABY FOR 7 WHOLE DAYS. Yea, I'm having a bit of anxiety. OK, OK I am having quite a bit of anxiety.
The Husband of course thinks that I am a total nutcase. The Husband has also traveled away on business more than a few times. The Husband also goes to work everyday and therefore is not attached at the hip, neck, lips (insert body part here) in the same way that I am to the little man. So, of course he won't understand. I'm hoping that some of you mommies out there have been through this and will give me some words of encouragement (or discourgement if that is the case) or at least let me know that I'm not crazy.
Don't get me wrong. I could not be more excited about this trip. 7 days in Maui with only The Husband is going to be a much needed dream come true. The little man is going be in the best care possible. My mother-in-law and father-in-law are actually flying over from Europe and will give the little man more love and attention than I ever would/could (yes, we realize how truly lucky we are to have this option.)
That being said.....
HOW AM I GOING TO BE AWAY FROM MY BABY FOR 7 DAYS?
I'm not actually sure who I am more worried about, me or him. Probably me. Maybe him? I just don't want him to freak. Like stop eating, stop sleeping, make my in-law's lives hell kind of freak. I also don't want to spend my trip crying, balling, sobbing, etc.... The thing is we are just so attached to each other. I'm sure this is not that unnatural or unusual and I only notice it when other mothers say, "wow he is really attached to you," which may or may not happen on a weekly basis. I always say, "I think we are equally attached to each other." The truth is we are, which is another reason why think that this trip is such a good idea.
Except I still can figure out....
HOW CAN I BE AWAY FROM THE LITTLE MAN FOR 7 DAYS?
Looking through some old pictures I'm thinking that our mild (major) obsession with each other may have something to do with the fact that I carried him like this for the first 6 months of his life, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Yes, my back still hurts. No, I no longer have my Katie Holmes inspired hair cut (thank god.) And, yes I have much better frames for my glasses now. Oh, and my parents were in town, we really don't go out to eat that much.
Oh little man I miss you already and you are only downstairs napping.....
Please help me.