I've been preparing the girls all week for my being gone for a couple days. I keep telling them to, "be good for Daddy" and telling Sonya to," be a good big sister and help out." Last night as I was tucking them in for the night I was reminding them again about how they were going to get a special weekend with just Daddy, and Mommy would be gone. As I was turning out the light in their room Sonya said to me,
"Yes, girly," I replied.
"It's just not the same without you around," she sweetly told me.
I stopped in my tracks for minute and resisted the urge to cry and cancel my trip. Then I came to my senses and said,
"Thank you sweetie. I appreciate that and I'm going to miss you all a lot too, but I'll be back on Sunday and you'll have lots of fun with Daddy."
"Ooookaaay," she said. "Can I have another kiss and hug."
"Of course!" I walked back over to her bed, gave her a kiss and a big hug. As much as I want to get away and have some non-mommy time, I know I'm going to spend half the weekend missing them terribly. Damn kids! They drive you crazy, but as soon as you're not around them all you can do is think about them and hope that they're okay. Just one of the many trials of being a mom. On the other hand-I am going AWAY!! For an ENTIRE weekend! With NO KIDS!!! WOO-HOOOOOOO!!!