Saturday, 29 Jul 2006

Travel and separation anxiety

On Wednesday I leave for a two day conference in Williamsburg, VA (I return on Saturday).  It’s my first time leaving Little Guy and I’m a bit anxious about it.  I know he’ll be ok, but we’ve never been apart for more than a few hours and I know I’m going to miss him horribly.  To all of the mommies out there having empathy pangs, please send warm thoughts my way so I don’t bawl the whole time I’m gone!

The conference is for BabyCrazy, the company I rep for.  We’ll get a preview of the 2006/2007 line, get our new catalogs, and get to meet the President and COO.  It will be a small group (there aren’t that many of us yet!), but I’m really excited.  There’s even a part of me looking forward to “getting away!”

Anyway, I’ll probably be quiet towards the end of the week since I don’t know what kind of internet access I’ll have (ack!).  If I do have access, I’ll try to post some updates during the trip.


3 Responses to “Travel and separation anxiety”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    The good news is, it’ll probably hurt you more than it will him.

    The bad news is, it’ll probably hurt you more than it will him.

    Don’t get me wrong – he’ll probably scream when you leave, and have difficulty at those times in his routine when you are usually there for a nursing, bottle, snuggle, whatever. And when you come home, he’ll remember that you weren’t there and burst into tears at the sight of you, realizing all he missed. But in the middle of all that he’ll be fine.

    You, on the other hand, will find yourself absentmindedly rocking nothing, or doing the colic bounce while waiting in line somewhere. And you’ll be unabashedly nostalgic over pictures and phone conversations. It’ll be lonely and hard to get over, and right as you start to unwind and enjoy your “free” time, it’ll be time to come home.

    Have fun, get a massage, and try not to worry.

    Jennifer

  2. Christy Says:

    It’s so true. I’m worried that he’ll be upset and miss me, but I’m also kind of worried that he won’t miss me at all. Either way, I’m going, and I know we’ll both be fine, but I’m going to miss him like crazy. I know I’m going to be awake all night while I’m gone thinking I’m hearing him chattering away… sigh.

    I also have this totally irrational fear that he’s going to start talking and crawling (or maybe even walking) while I’m gone. It’s a bit silly really, but it seems like Murphy’s Law that I’ll have waited 9 months to hear his first word and he’ll say it while I’m out of town. Then again, he may have already said it and I can’t differentiate it from all of his other babbling. =}

  3. Karen Says:

    Oooooh I can so relate! The thing I learned after I went to my first company convention without my now-9 year old is that it IS harder on you than them and that once you get there and are among the other reps and all the excitement, you will be able to distract yourself enough to just let it go. Most of the other people there will be in the same boat so you will have a support network LOL and I bet you will find the time goes by really quickly. He will be fine, you will be fine, and in fact come back happy and energized! Good luck and have fun!! We are having our gathering this weekend as well – we have a retreat at the owner’s home! It should be fun! Hope yours is too!!
    Karen