So, I must travel for business next week, a thankfully rare occurrence that nevertheless sends all three of us Vaneches into a bit of a tizzy.
Already, I’m starting the lists of chores, appointments, errands, etc., to be completed in my absence.
(The first time I did this last year, I got frantic emails demanding to know how to put sheets on our bed.)
At least this time Basil doesn’t have to juggle all the “mom” tasks while also punching a time clock.
I mentioned the trip to Catherine Friday night, but with all the weekend’s activity and excitement, the news seems to have taken a few days to sink in.
Today when she got home from school, she asked when I was leaving and how long I’d be gone. She promised to wait up for me a week from Friday when I am scheduled to get in late.
And then she said: “I’m going to miss you. …
“You’re leaving me with Dad.”
My kids are still young enough that they miss mommy, but with two boys I know that as teenagers the compliments will become few and far between 🙂
I’d like to think my kids would miss me if I had to travel without them, but I’m not so sure. My husband would let them eat way more junk than I do, so they’d probably prefer the party time with dad 🙂
I’m sure there are many aspects of my absence that will be relished in just the same way! Thanks for reading …
Take those compliments wherever you can get them, that’s my motto!!!