Tuesday, January 17, 2012


 I am more than scared to leave my kids in just 5 short days! I know they will be fine with my in-laws and I couldn't trust anyone more, but a part of me feels mean.

I mean, going on a nice warm, week long vacation without them, to have a bit of relaxing/quality time with my hubby and family.
{well, we did bring them to Disney last year, so that has to count for something...right?!}

Kenzie hasn't been without me for more than a night. She is much more attached to me than Abby was (and Abby was very attached to me).

I don't know how a 2 year old thinks, but I would think it is somewhere along the lines of, 'where is my mommy and why did she leave me?!'
I don't know if we should Skype them while we are gone. I am sure the older two would love it, but I think it might make it worse for Kenzie.

Last time we left Chase and Abby for a week, was when Abby was a little younger than Kenzie. When we got back, they met us at the airport (at midnight) and Abby wanted nothing to do with me, she only wanted grandma. {I was crushed!}

When was the first time you left your kids for a long period of time?!
How did it go!?


Stacy @ Cardigans and Crayons said...

We leave ours a lot. Well, not A LOT...but...we do leave ours. (We have a 15 month old, 3 year old, 4 year old and 7 year old).

I get "how can you leave them" so often. Which infuriates me! We don't live near our parents and I feel like if we never send them to the grandparents, we are depriving them of that important relationship. Plus, I think it's healthy to have some adult time every now and then!!

Go...and have fun!!

Mrs. Mama said...

we had to leave E for andrew's sister's wedding out of town in June and THAT was awful. but just 2 DAYS.

if i was ever gone, came back, and she wanted grandma more? i would just cry myself a river. literally.

i'm sure K will be okay :)

Mommy3 said...

I haven't left mine yet except for when I was in the hospital having another baby. So the first time I left Luke over night was the night I went into the hospital to have Sarah. I went in at 11pm Sunday and was home 4pm on Tuesday so I'm not sure that really counts as I did see them when they came to visit me. My mom and cousin took care of them and it all went just fine! Hope yours do well and that you have a great time on your trip! Good luck. I haven't been able to bare leaving mine yet. LOL.

MamaBear said...

I used to Nanny and have experienced what you talked about with a child not wanting their parents when they return. It's NORMAL. Don't take it personally (hard I know) but they will be fine especially because they have each other.

Have FUN!

Candice said...

We have left Graham many times. The only thing taht happens is he is more clingy the following week. However, he regularly does overnights at Grandma and Grandpa's so he's used to staying over there. I think it would be best to talk to the older ones on the phone and leave it at that. Enjoy your babymoon!!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I hope you're having fun! I'm sure they are fine!
The longest I left Dylan and Lexie was when I had Lily!

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