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Monday, July 05, 2010

Separation Anxiety

Wow, over a month since I’ve posted here. I’m not keeping up very well. I’ve been managing to post at my book blog about once per week, and I’m contributing to a new book blog at Today’s Parent now. But poor Metro Mama blog is getting dusty.

I always come back here when I’m angsty though, and this time is no exception. The good news is that my employer is sending me on a fabulous course in Vancouver: Simon Fraser’s two-week Book Publishing Immersion program. The course has an excellent reputation, and work is covering all of my expenses, so it is very, very good news. The bad news is that I’m leaving Sunday, and I’m still in the process of weaning Sherwood. Also, he’s still sleeping in our bed. We’ve been trying to make the move to the crib, but it is not going well (I had about two hours sleep last night). McHotty will be looking after him most of the time I’m gone, but he returns to work for two days, and the grandparents will be taking over. They are not prepared to co-sleep. So the pressure’s on. Any tips for me?

I’m actually starting to feel a little sick about leaving him. Unlike his big sister, he is a real mama’s boy. Cakes never seemed to have much trouble separating, but he sticks to me like glue. He’s not going to be happy; nor am I.

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