Okay so this morning I leave for BlogHer on a 6am flight. Yes I am crazy. Actually I gave into peer pressure and bought my ticket because that is when everyone else (well like 6 other Chicago bloggers) is flying out. I figured it would be a rough morning but it would save me money and anxiety of flying into New York by myself.
So anyways yesterday as I was packing I couldn’t find my toiletry bag anywhere. I searched everywhere, tore my closet apart and finally came to the conclusion that I was crazy. Then I decided to check under my 5 year old’s bed (which is where he hides things) and low and behold I found my bag.
So I went downstairs and asked him why he hid my bag and he said because he will miss me! This is coming from my 5 year old son who is not my lovey one, I would expect this from my 4 year old but actually he is okay with me leaving. I explained that we can talk on the computer (Facetime) and the phone, and I will bring them back some presents! I also said how they will get 5 days of daddy-time and NeNe and Papa (grandma and grandpa) is going to come over to sleep on the weekend.
Sometimes I will pull the slip out and don’t get noticed approach but since I will be gone for five days I felt the need to prepare them.
So my question to you is: How do prepare your children for you being gone? Slip out? Bribe them?