Friday, April 16, 2010

Big First

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... :)

PS--Thanks to Calliope at Creating Motherhood for my fabulous new header. If you're reading this from a reader, click through to check it out. She does good work!


Ocean Dreamer said...

Hope he has a wonderful night away! And you survive it too. :D

cmay said...

I know what you mean about being separated. I've done it only twice in 6 1/2 years and it just didn't feel right. I hope you get some sleep. I know your son will do great with his other mom.
I love the new header!

Laraf123 said...

That is a big deal! I've spent four nights away from my son (3 in a row when his brother was born). I have no idea how I'll handle his next sleepover. Good Luck tonight to all of you!

AuntFancy said...

Good for him! And for you. I can't wait to hear how it went. And the new header is FANTASTIC! ;)