Of course it's not like I'm leaving her on the steps of the fire department with a note and a teddy bear. My sweet parents, who have been helping oodles lately, are going to watch her with my sister. And Kaiya loves her cousins. The oldest one really does well with her and I think the youngest one even likes her a little bit too. She thinks they are these fantastic toys made just for her. But still.
I'm leaving my baby for a five day vacation. And so is my husband. The closest we have come was when I went on a retreat, but even then he was around in the evenings for her. I insisted to him that we call, regularly, like a stalker. And I even hinted that I wanted him to figure out a way to set up 'video chat' so she could see us as well.
Am I just a total sap as a parent? Should I feel bad about this or is this my neurosis stirring up the pot? And any tips on how to make this easier (for her) (Ok, for me too.)?