Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

I kissed the kids tonight at bedtime, telling them that I wouldn’t see them again until Sunday. Belly, my oldest, burst into loud, over-the-top tears. “Please don’t go Mommy!!!! WHY must you go!?!?!?“.

My youngest, D, looked at me with big, watery eyes and said, “Mommy, you stay here with me!

I went over to Jilly, my middle child who was playing with a doll in her bed.

“Jilly, are you going to miss me while I’m gone?” I asked as I nuzzled her neck.


“Not even a little bit?”, I teased.

“Nope. . .ok, maybe a little bit”, she offered, completely matter-of-fact.

But. . .then a little smile escaped her lips, and she threw her arms around my neck.

No drama, just sweetness.

(And, of course, no sooner do I write this than they ALL fall to pieces. Exhausted, over-emotional, weepy pieces. At least, now, I’m ready to escape for 24 hours).


  1. Don Mills Diva says

    Aww – it’s nice to know you’ll be missed.

    Rememer that when you’re drinking wine and sleeping in this weekend…:-)

  2. Subspace Beacon says

    The boys are devastated that plans our sitter has cancelled for Saturday and so we won’t be going away and living them in the hands of the oh-so-cool 14 y.o. next door. Instead they’ll have to hang out with me, which is evidently a form of punishment.

    Have fun this weekend. Don’t get arrested.

  3. Subspace Beacon says

    ignore the ‘plans’ in the first sentence. I suck at the editing.

  4. I just decided to book a hotel room right now after a sucky sucky bedtime.

  5. Gray Matter says

    And best of all you have the world’s most awesome roommate…if I do say so myself. Even if we don’t end up loving the conference there is a huge mall .5 mile away…:-) See ya tomorrow.

  6. You know they’ll have a blast while you’re gone. Have a GREAT time away, you deserve it!

  7. Have a great time!!1

  8. loved meeting you yesterday! aren’t kids grand!

  9. Can’t wait to hear all about blogher.

  10. I hope you had a good time!

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