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  • ~babywanted~ ~babywanted~'s Avatar 10-28-07 | 01:06 AM
  • Next Friday DH and I are going on an 8 day silent retreat at a Zen Monastery. This is our 3rd time, but it has been just over a year since we last went. My mom comes to stay with Alex. I'm a bit nervous this time as Alex has such a better understanding of us leaving. So, I'm planning some activities for him while we are gone. We don't get to have ANY communication with him (or anyone unless it is an emergency) for a full 8 days
     
    The other days are travel, so at least we will get to talk to him on the phone. I'm thinking I might make him a book of some kind from us to read if he wants to. Anyone else have any cool ideas when they are away from their children?
  • ~Kelli~ ~Kelli~'s Avatar 10-28-07 | 08:04 AM
  • we read alot to the boys-- so I taped myself reading a book when I had to travel
     
    they still like that!

    also- make a paper chain with the number of days that you'll be gone so he can remove one each day and better understand how long you'll be away!
  • mac71 mac71's Avatar 10-28-07 | 08:48 AM
  • enjoy your trip
     
  • BnBMommy BnBMommy's Avatar 10-28-07 | 10:20 AM
  • Hope you have a great time away, I am sure that he will be great. Kelli has some great ideas for yah. We still haven't left Ben for a night, I am so scared too!
  • ~babywanted~ ~babywanted~'s Avatar 10-28-07 | 01:13 PM
  • I LOVE those ideas Kelli! Thanks. I'll get right on it!