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Jack is sleeping over at his grandparents' tonight. This is the first time I've ever spent a full night away from him. I hate to think of how scared and confused he will be when he wakes up in another house without mommy or daddy. Poor little bean.
And, to top it off, he's got a yucky cold. No fever, but definitely booger-y (like, ridiculously boogery. Snot everywhere. Ew.) He's pretty tired fighting off this cold though so he's napping a bunch.
I'm just a little worried about it. 90% of me is like "Jilly, relax! It's a sleepover and a cold, not a transatlantic flight and swine flu" but I guess I'm a mom and just HAVE to do it.
Anyone have any tips? I'm going to pack a bunch of his toys and gear to take over there with him, of course, and we are going over there at, like, 8am tomorrow morning to pick him up.
PS: The reason he's sleeping over is because we're going out on a grownup playdate to the chuckwagon races (I'm SO stoked!) and to the rodeo cabaret with my sister and her boyfriend and our neighbours... it's a REAL grownup night, late and everything, and it will be less disruptive for Jack if he can sleep through (or mostly sleep through.) His g-parents are mad about him, of course, and he'll probably end up being snuggled until midnight, but I'm just feeling... eek. But we SO need a date night!!!
Sorry Jilly, I have no advice. I've only once left Alexander with someone overnight and have never done it with Mia. I'm sure he'll be fine though. You are always just a phone call away if you're needed. I bet you'll have a great time!
I haven't left Veronika yet, but we left Natasha with my parents for some 3-4 nights/days when she was 9 months and then for 1 night at 18 months, and both times she was just fine. Jack will be ok, I am sure. Enjoy your night out!
Julia - Mommy to 3 sweet kids Natasha - 6.5 Veronika - 5 and Sebastian - 17 months
We left Ady with MIL and FIL on our honeymoon. It was only for the night and mid-day. I called once, and that was before we went to our dinner, and that was it. MIL sent me pics on my phone to help ease my fears of being away from her. That was my first night away from her as well. I sent a few toys, blanket, and her paci. I knew that she was going to have a great time so I wasnt going to fret about it.
Dont worry Jilly. I know that him being sick is going to keep you worried, but have a good time. I know that he will.
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