Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mini Me to Canada - T Minus 1

In less than 24 hours, Mini Me will be in Canada for 2 full weeks! I joked around and not-so-secretly looked forward to it. But as the day draws nigh, I find myself stuffing my emotions down.

I don't want to be without her smile everyday. And her hugs. I could do without the screaming and crying, that is for sure. Even Motor Mouth said he was looking forward to a break from Mini Me's crying and fighting - wow! But she is so quirky. And funny!! And she is baby girl. Two weeks!!

When I was 2, my entire family moved to Canada and left me with my grandparents in Trinidad. I don't remember those 6 months. I do remember arriving at the airport in Canada and having some mixed emotions. I can recall some residual feelings and stuff I dealt with over the years, probably stemming from that separation. So I wonder how Mini Me will fair.

The difference between me and Mini Me is I stayed with my favorite people in the world - my grandparents whom I had lived with since birth. Mini Me hasn't seen my family for an entire year. At 3 1/2, that is a long time. 

With this in mind, I've been diligent to discuss the trip with excitement and awe. And to let Mini Me talk to my Mom on the phone more often lately. I think I felt more assured things were going to go well when Mini Me talked my Dad's ear off last week. That's gotta be a good sign. Right?


Heather Kay said...

Yes! She sounds so much like my daughter at that age. Everyone always told me how delightful she was for them. I really think they thought I was making up the other stuff. I bet she will be an angel and have the best time! My kids like to play "only child" when the other one is gone for awhile. It is always a fun time and then they are thrilled to have each other back at the end.

Teddington Park Toronto said...

Awww she looks so cute in the picture. Anyway, I wanted to say that the daughter of a friend of mine(she is 4) went to to England for the whole summer to people whom she didn't really know (they are her family, but still) and as far as I know, she didn't have problems to get used to the situation. Don't worry, everything will be just fine and she will be back home before you even realize.


Shan said...

I know how you feel. As much as I occasionally need a break from her huge personality, I miss her like crazy when she's gone. Just the sweet stuff of course.