So. I'm back!
My trip was great... I have so many thoughts swimming around in my head that writing a post is daunting. I'll put off writing about MY week away until later. ....
I was away from my kids for seven days, which is longer by far than I have ever been away from them before. I did FINE. It was great to have a break! I have full and complete faith in my Mom, so I didn't have to worry. You know what? I actually had a vacation from my job for the first time in EIGHT YEARS!
Two of my three children also handled it fine. They had a few tearful moments of missing Mommy and Daddy, but on the whole they were able to sleep and go about their days (in a 100+ degree heat wave, sorry about that Mom!) as usual.
My Middle Girl had some trouble. She cried a lot. She had trouble sleeping, both at night and at naptime. She had a tummyache and couldn't eat.
She is recovering from the sleep-deprivation and her emotions are right on the surface. She'll cry at the drop of a hat and still has no appetite.
Poor thing, she is going through some changes right now - so it's no wonder. She is acutely aware right now that preschool is over and her preschool friends are not going to Kindergarten with her. Her Mom and Dad leave for a trip and then her Grandma goes back home. Her best friend is in Texas for three weeks.
What she needs is lots of Quiet Time with Mommy. Mommy is more than happy to oblige!
We'll get things back on track!