After 5 years of no vacationing, my streak came to an end. The boyfriend invited me to go with him to Colorado, and I decided to give it a go. Then came the realization I had never left HJ for more than 48 hours. And I panicked. I felt like a bad mom.
But you know what? After 3 years of not taking much of a break, I decided I deserved it. I also wanted HJ to know I was thinking of him while I was gone, even if I was planning on calling every 8 hours.
Before I left town, I wrote HJ a little note for every day and attached it to a small gift.
What things have you done to help prepare your kids for mom or dad leaving?