One of my best girlfriends is getting married next month. To celebrate the bride, we planned a super fun bachelorette party in Austin. I was super excited for a weekend of relaxing by the pool, catching up with the girls, champagne and dancing. I should mention that I was the only attendee with a child on the trip.
It seemed like a good idea to head out on Thursday with all the other girls but just leaving my little one for the airport tugged at my heart strings. Would she understand that I’d be back, that I still loved her with all my heart? I was in good spirits by the time I arrived at the airport. The girls and I enjoyed margaritas while we waited for our flight. All was going well.
By the time we got to the house we were all starving but excited to get the weekend started. My hubby sent me a sweet pic of my daughter a little after arriving and it just melted my heart. I couldn’t help but feel guilty being so far away from her. I’m tearing up now just thinking about it. I called them on the phone and she said, “Mama” in such a sad voice and cried when we hung up. It was so sad! One of the girls was super sweet and comforted me saying that I was a good mom and this is good time for her and her daddy. I have to admit that I was excited about this time for them. My husband had taken Friday off work to watch her so he got have two and a half full days with her. It’s rarely just the two of them. Also, it was nice to see if he was worn out at the end of the day. Ha ha! As I predicted he pulled it off with flying colors. It was so cute seeing the pictures of them at their outings and in the clothes he put her in – he even put a bow in her hair! That so tugs at my heartstrings. He is such a good daddy.
While I had an amazing time at the bachelorette party and made memories that will last a lifetime, I had a really hard time being away for so long. I literally cried when I walked in the front door. Why am I such a baby? Do any of you other mamas have a hard time leaving your kids? Does it ever get any easier?