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DS is actually in daycare right now but when we get home tonight things are going to be shaken up a little. We dropped DH at the airport this morning, he's going on a business trip through Friday. This is the first one he's taken since DS was a couple months old, though I've gone away twice for 2 nights each time. DS has been hugely attached to DH lately, not exclusively, but there's a very strong preference there. So I'm worried he's going to take DH's absence even harder than he normally would have.<br><br>
Any tips for how to deal with this? DS will be 2 next month.<br><br>
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When my dh is away on business--and the last time he went was just after she turned 2--I spend a lot of time telling dd where he is, what he's doing, and when he'll be back. Multiple times a day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> In a weird way, it's the same kind of conversation we have during her dcp's vacations, except then the conversation is about <b>all</b> of her friends, individually!<br><br>
Talking on the phone once or twice a day is a really good thing if you can manage it. I also find that dd takes a little bit more time falling asleep when her daddy's not around (and it's the same if I'm not around, so it's the disruption in routine). So I tend to start the bedtime routine maybe a little earlier, so that there's more time for books and snuggling.<br><br>
I don't make a big deal of it, but I do tend to make her favorite foods when dh is gone. And we talk about what we'll do on the weekend, when he's back.
 
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