Tonight, for the very first time, my boy is spending the night away from home. Yes, I realize he is 4 and he should have done this a LONG time ago...but when you're a single mom that's not in a relationship, there really isn't any reason to send your kid away. He stayed with my mom when I was in the hospital giving birth to his sister, but other than that, he has always been with me. Tonight he is going to his other Mom's house. I have sort of been pushing her to make this happen as I think it will be really good for him to experience sleeping somewhere else. And hopefully she will love it too. So I have packed up his little bag, his pillow pet, gotten his sleeping bag out of the garage and am sending him with big hugs and a hope for a fabulous night.
I just hope I can make it through the entire night without him... :)
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