Tomorrow morning I board a plane for Monsters University along with 25 of my favorite blogger friends. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. Thinking about going back-to-school brings so many fun memories back to my mind, and I cannot wait to start making new memories.
As I sat here tonight packing my bags, making sure I have enough memory cards, camera batteries and camera lenses I started thinking about my babies. I am always a mother first. I love my job more than any other job I have had in my lifetime, but my job as a mother always comes first - no matter what. I started thinking about how my Tyler was hugging me extra tight tonight at dinner, and how Andrew was a little extra emotional before bedtime.
I wanted to make sure that they were going to know, that although mommy was away that she still loves them just as much as she does when she is home. That although I am not there the minute the school bell rings, that my heart is right there with them. It is always hard to say good-bye to your children. At the same time, being away will give me a chance to reflect on my time at as a mother, and come home a better mother than ever before.
So before, I went to bed, I am leaving individual notes for all my children to read when I am gone. Each one tailored special to how I feel about them. Since I am such a stickler for healthy eating in my home, I am leaving them each with their dream - a box of junk cereal to enjoy every morning while I am gone - and some hidden candy treats under their beds. I know that they will enjoy creating unique memories with their daddy that they would not have been able to create, with our normal family routine.
I will miss them dearly while I am in College..but at the same time, I will have a blast...just like them!
Disclosure: I am going on a media trip provided on behalf of Disney. All my thoughts and opinions are of my own.