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#1 of 4 Old 02-02-2010, 12:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am taking a vacation for my brother's wedding and leaving behind my kids and dh for 9 days. I have never left for more than 2 nights. Any ideas to help make it easier on them...and me? I should say...I live in MN and my trip will take me to Hawaii, so I won't be in too much pain except that I will really miss them.

I have one idea of writing notes to each of them now to put into envelopes for them to open each day.
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How old are they?

I'm guessing school age because you mentioned notes? Maybe bake them something special before you leave as a surprise. Or, if they watch movies / DVDs then buy / rent / borrow a couple of things for them. How about something you loved at their age?

It'll be quite a climate change this time of year. Have fun!

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Notes left there post-cards sent are a great idea... are you taking a laptop? B/C then you could skype video chat with them every night. That would help them not feel like you are so far away.

Hope you have a great trip! I love hawaii.

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DS is 8 and DD is 5.5. DD is quite attached to me and will be the one to cry and miss me more. She is already a little anxious about it.
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