Little on Project, Big on Love

Monday, June 18, 2012

I am going away for a week with my beautiful Mum & sister for some long over-due R & R (thanks Mum!) and will be leaving my babies at home with their wonderful Dadda ... eek!  I am totally, crazily looking forward to it and have been day-dreaming endlessly about the massage's, the sleep-in's (!!!), the book reading by the pool, the shopping, the uninterrupted night-time sleeping and the pampering, and within days I will be living it first hand - sigh.  BUT, and you totally knew there was a "but" coming, didn't you?  I am nervous and apprehensive about leaving my kids.  In five years, I have been away from my son only a handful of times, and mostly only overnight stays - never 7! My daughter is now 17 months and we haven't been apart at all.  So ... apart from being a blubbering mess when I say good-bye to them, I am going to miss them like crazy, pine for them and no doubt cry for them when I, if I'm brave enough, Skype them (which come to think of it is probably a silly idea - I'll get upset, they'll get upset and, well, that's no fun, is it?). 

Anyway, during "a bit of quiet" today, I decided to print off seven short bedtime stories, one for each night I am away, for my husband to read to them. 

I won't tell them about it - it'll be a nice surprise for them at bedtime.  I have finished each story with a personalised goodnight message so although I won't be there myself, they will each night get a little something from me and I'll hopefully feel a little more relaxed knowing they are heading off to dreamland with a loving message from their Mummy.

So, only a little project today but without doubt, big on LOVE.  Mwah.

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