"No really. Let go of the children."
I am afraid that is what my husband is going to be saying to me this week. I have mentioned a couple of times we are leaving for a cruise in the near future. Did I mention we weren't taking any kids.
I have been away before. I left the older three four years ago and went to Hawaii for ten days. The younger two I haven't left as much, probably no more than a weekend with my parents or The Coach's parents if they came in town to watch them.
The older kids visit their dad various weekends. We only live about ten miles apart so no matter whose weekends it is we can count on everyone being together at various sporting events and more sporting events. When they go for a week though I still have trouble letting go. I am not trying to say their dad is a bad guy. He does things differently than I do, and he has a tendency to be a "Disney Dad", but he loves them and he does take care of them. That isn't to say I don't worry about things like what they are eating, watching, and hearing. Really though it isn't parenting, or anything that makes me worried, just the ins and outs of not seeing them everyday.
Like I already said that babies have rarely been away from me unless I am a work. Yes, The Coach and I do go out and we do leave the kids with Ty, Sweet Aunt, Gramma, or Mia. It is rare though to go a day without seeing them. For the time we are going they will be in Illinois. The Coach's mom, Mia, is very excited to have them. We haven't been back to The Coach's hometown for a while and she is anxious to show them off and show them a good time.
I am sitting here trying to write what specifically I am worried about. I have no specific worries. The kids' dad, and the kids' Mia are perfectly able to care for them.
But really...........can anyone do it as well as me? :)
I need to let go and have a little faith in the prayers I will pray every day for their safety from danger, germs, evil, and junk food.
I am sure the week will fly by and I will be back home with their bickering and whining in no time. Meanwhile I guess someone else can listen to it.
I asked a few posts ago if the kids of bloggerland leave for a time during the summer or not.
Today I would like to know if you have any tips for peace of mind.