Proud Milo wearing his rucksack, waiting for Daddy to come pick him up
Today my little sausage (as I like to fondly call my Milo) left to go on holiday with his dad for a week. I'd love to say that these stretches apart are getting easier but unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems that the more he grows and develops, the stronger our bond becomes and therefore the more torn I am when he's not around.
It's one of the realities of shared parenting that can be both a blessing and a horror. On the one hand I appreciate the chance to get some solid time to work, visit friends, do up Milo's bedroom, work on the apartment etc etc but on the other hand I won't get to kiss his chubby cheeks, cuddle up to him on the sofa or dance with him in the kitchen after dinner (a new addition to our routine of late).
This is the 3rd time that Milo's been away from me for a longer length of time now and I am getting more used to the drill of what to do. I generally keep his door closed because otherwise just looking at his empty bed saddens me. I keep myself super busy and fill my days with work, errands, meeting people and the like and I make the most of my evenings by going out to whatever possible. At least this time around I actually have a bit of money to go out with!
Fellow single parents out there, what do you do in times like this?
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