I have been getting ready to go away for a few days for Awesome Company’s annual retreat. In the past, we have brought the kids (or one of them) along, but this year, we decided to get away alone. Unfortunately, mr b is super busy right now (actually, I should say fortunately, because when you work for yourself, being busy means getting paid), and he decided he can’t afford the time away. So this year, I am heading out on my own. I’m bummed I’m not getting to share the trip with any of my family, but I will have a good time regardless. How can I not? We’re heading to a lovely resort, there will be fun and good food and flowing drinks.
Anyway, last night as I was getting into bed, I discovered a note from the Girl sitting on my pillow. She had drawn a picture of the two of us and written, “Mom ples look at the back of this papr. Ples look now.”
And on the back, she had drawn some more pictures – of us together and smiling, and of us apart, looking sad. And written above the latter was, “Mom ples andrstand that I am gowig to mis you on your trip. From Emily. Ples look now.”
Dear Sweet Baby Girl,
Please understand that I am going to miss you too. And please understand that if I was given a chance to pick out the perfect daughter, I would pick you exactly as you are. I love you, baby.