You guys, let me begin by saying that I am so excited for the end of March/beginning of April. Look homies, I know it’s far in advance, but I’m a stay at home (kinda) mom that lives thousands of miles away from my family, I tend to look forward to things.
I am going back home, to the place where I am alive.
I’m going back home to Southern California! I will be there for 13 days, and will be heading over to Sunny San Diego for a few of them, as well!
While I am in San Diego, I will be attending a friend’s wedding, which renders coming up with a plan for childcare. Graciously, my sister offered to watch Vivien for the weekend, which is amazing. My sister has always been a huge part of Vivien’s life, even though she’s always been far away. She got on a plane and flew up to Northern California with 3 hours warning the day after Vivien was born because I needed her. She’s that kind of Auntie. And Vivien loves her. They have a special little bond that warms my heart.
But, you see, I’ve never ever left Vivien before. Ok, I’m lying when I say that, because she went to daycare while I worked full time for a few months. But I’ve never been apart from her at bedtime (I’m lying again. Eli has put her to bed solo once or twice. But he doesn’t count.)
I know that she will be fine (heck, she will be more than fine!) and that she will have a blast at Camp Auntie. And quite honestly, I am also a bit excited to be able to actually go out for my 29th birthday!
Do you have any words of wisdom about going on a mini-vacation child- free? Encouragement? Tissues, perhaps?