It's all timing

Mo made a shift this weekend.  It happened so subtly over the last week and then by the weekend, it was done.  I think his Daddy is his favorite now.  I'm trying to not let it hurt my feelings.  Teddy is basking in the glow.  It was bound to happen sooner or later - so right now seems appropriate I guess.  I am leaving tomorrow for Israel for a week.

I am excited about leaving tomorrow.  At the same time, I am worried that when I come back, Mo will have forgotten me - even though I am only going for a week.  At the same time, I am glad that he is in such a daddy stage.  It would be much harder for him if he was still "all about mommy".  I am going to miss him so much - the longest I've been away from him is one night.

Going away for a week is totally no big deal.  I've traveled all over the place and stayed away for weeks, even months, at a time.  Still, I've never left my little ones really and I worry about the worst case scenarios.  I've actually been a little more worried about me than Mo, since I know Mo will be in good hands.  Going to Israel is super safe - and I tell people that all of the time - but sometimes it isn't.  That is just a fact.  I'm not afraid of what could happen to me, for me - I am worried about what could happen to me, because I worry about Ted and Mo.

Anyway, I've over thought it.  What else is new?  While I am gone - I know Teddy and Mo will be doing some extra big bonding - and I will be thinking about them all of the time.  I can't wait until it's over and we are all back together again!


Em said...

He will still remember you. When Eva was sick I was gone for weeks and my boys were still so happy to see me and Eva when they finally got to come down, Theodore was just a little older than Mo is now. Have I ever told you how much I love the names Max and Mo? Cause I do!

Bianca said...

Wishing you the safest travels (and entertaining movies on the airplane, some restful sleep and good cottage cheese). Mo will not even a little bit forget you and will be so excited to see you when you get back. In the meantime he'll have some nice dude time with daddy. And both of you will always be his favorites. xoxo

Jayden's Mommy said...

That's a lovely picture Abby. You guys look so nice. Always thinkig of you, Maxie and Mo. He will be so happy when you come back I just know it. Much love and be safe.

robyn said...

i have been away from travis twice, both times for a week and the best part is when he sees you when you get back and how utterly excited he will be. he'll have a hoot with his dad and grandma, but you will always be his mom, his #1.

have a great trip. looking forward to hearing about your adventure.

TamaraL said...

You have a beautiful family! Have a safe trip!