I’m going away for two days, I’ve been looking forward to it for a year. It sounds silly, but it’s only really this morning that it’s hit me. I won’t see you for two days.
I never leave you. I’m with you all the time. Nagging you. But also giving you lots of hugs and just enjoying being with you. I’m really going to miss you.
The only time I’ve been away before was on a course for work when you were 6, 4 and 2. I hated it. I felt like I’d had my heart ripped out the whole time I was away.
It’s different this time, because you’re so much older and more independent. And it’s my choice to go too!
Daddy goes away all the time and nobody bats an eyelid. We miss him, of course. But we’ve come to expect it. And nobody relies on him to make sure everybody is in the right place at the right time. Wearing clean clothes. It hit Daddy this morning too what it means for me to go away. Essentially, nobody will know where they’re supposed to be and what they need with them.
So please be good for Daddy, kids. Try not to argue and fight. And please don’t leave your clothes on the floor. Put them away properly, its easy today, it’s Friday, so they can go straight in the wash. Put your shoes tidily in the hall so you don’t annoy Daddy.
Please remember (or remind Daddy!) that you need to drink – especially with meals. I don’t want to hear you’ve all had headaches while I’m away. Eat some fruit too, even though you see it as a hassle.
Please remind Daddy to get the recycling boxes in – and that the food waste caddy doesn’t empty itself. Remind him to do some washing too – otherwise nobody will have school uniform on Monday. Oh, plug the toothbrush in too!
I will miss you all and please remember that I love you all more than anything.
All my love,