This summer will mark the 5th and 4th anniversaries of our girls adoptions and, as of this writing, I’ve never spent one single night away from them.
Okay, that’s not entirely true. I did spend the night at the hospital with Maddy when she had her surgery and Gwen stayed home with Daddy. It wasn’t a good night for her and it ended with lots of crying and vomit. Naturally, Daddy’s not in a hurry to repeat the experience so it looks like I’ll never be able to spend a night away. I’m not complaining about missing “Mom’s Night Out” with my girlfriends. I’m just sorry to miss friends weddings and funerals and other big life events. If money and time weren’t a factor, I could take the whole family to these things but obviously money and time are factors.
I guess my question is: How can they ever learn that “Mommy always comes back” if Mommy never leaves?