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And it's clear that I am the one with separation anxiety.<br><br>
DS went happily to "school" today to see his friends. DH and I have spent the last couple of days explaining that he was going back to "school," naming his friends, and helping him get used to the idea of going back. After a big hug for me this morning when we arrived, he happily trotted off to play.<br><br>
As for me, I cried almost all the way to work.<br><br>
(DS did notice I was a little sad this morning, though I tried to stay upbeat, and said "mommy sad" to me, with a very serious look on his face, then "enan (his name for himself) sad," which I'm guessing meant that he was sad because I was sad.)<br><br>
We didn't have the easiest time on vacation, it was pretty stressful for him and we had more conflict than usual, but I felt so much more connected to him than usual. I hadn't noticed any lack of connection BEFORE we went on vacation, but after having almost 10 days with him, I am aware of it now, and that it is purely related to the amount of time I have with him, not what we do with that time.<br><br>
Sigh. This working mother gig is tough, even tho' it's what (I think) I want.<br><br>
I miss him.
 

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I have no advice, just that I have been there after every vacation time I have had with my DS. It is heartbreaking to leave him after we have had 2 weeks together. Being with Quinn gets so much easier when he's used to having me around all the time, there is a lot less of the "mom glom" that makes it really difficult to get anything done.<br><br>
Working is what I think I want too--but DH is a student, so I have to keep my little nose to the grindstone for now, plus the very $$$$$ student loans from grad school, plus I actually like what I do. I want to work, but I want part-time. This full-time thing is not for me!<br><br>
So, the bottom line is: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
It gets easier after a few days, as you get used to the routine... but it's sad when you think about it!
 

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I've been there too... although my last vacation I returned from in January wasn't as bad. I honestly think my anti-depressants are a big help though honestly. Without them I don't think I could have handled it as "gracefully".
 
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