Before I left, I had to make sure the kids had enough clean clothes for the next few days. Not as easy as it sounds, since we had a busy weekend- one in which there was no laundry involved. I ended up throwing in a load of laundry the night before my trip. In the morning, I fished out an outfit and pajamas for each child. Their lunches were packed and ready to go the night before, as well as their dinner for that night.
I think the hardest part about leaving for so long was that DH had to put the boys to bed. Never an easy thing to do, so while I was glad I got the night off, I did feel a little bad about giving him the hardest job of all. In the end, they were still awake when I got home, so I didn’t really have the night off. At least he didn’t have to give them baths- our wonderful afternoon babysitter took care of that. She also made the boys sandwiches for the next day.
Although I do have the “mom guilt” about going away, not taking my kids to school and not seeing them for most of the day, I’m still glad I went. It was great exposure for me and my overall feeling is that if I have to be at work, I might as well make the most of it and do the best job I can do.
Until next time,