Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If You're Going To San Francisco...Be Sure to Leave ...Your Emergency Contact Information
I've got problems.
Josh and I are going on a trip to SF this weekend for a few days and leaving the bubs with Nana. Thank you, Nana! I'm very excited. We honeymooned in SF almost five years ago, so this business trip (Web 2.0) for Josh was a great excuse to take me along. We've started prepping the kids for the upcoming "trip", and it hasn't gone as smoothly as I had hoped. Boo's taking it the hardest. "Who will read me na-night stories?" (eyes welling with tears) "Nana will read you lots of stories, and it will be SO fun!" But I want YOU to read me stories, I don't WANT you to go on a trip!" (crocodile tears, sob.) Yaks is now in a "big boy" bed, since he kept crawling over the bars and escaping. That helped with putting him TO bed, but he's started coming into our room when he wakes up in the middle of the night. No fun for sleepy parents! What's he going to do when he wanders into our room and neither of us are there? Poor Nana. I know the kids will survive, but I hate feeling like I'm dumping my kids and their "issues" on dear family members. It just doesn't seem right. It hasn't helped that Yaks is cutting some serious molars and both kids have been sickie for several weeks. Kids with issues... and drool...and cranky pants.
What am I doing wrong here? I'm going, but why do I always have that anxiety and worry beforehand? Granted, we don't take a lot of trips (sorry, Josh) and I'm hardly ever away from my kids (sorry, Josh). Is that the problem? Does Boo sense my apprehension and she's manipulating the situation, or do I need to go about prepping her in a different way? Do I not take ENOUGH trips w/o them, and I've damaged them so permanently that I'll have to move away with them to college? Do you all worry the same way, but you just don't blog about it?
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