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?