I haven't seen my son in almost 3 weeks.
As my title says, I have not seen my son in almost 3 weeks. He just got back today, a few hours ago and now sleeps beside my mom in his full sized bed. I sent him with my mom and my brother to visit with them in the Bronx when they came to visit on December 1st as we celebrated a postponed Thanksgiving together. Why did I send him so long? I homeschool and we don't really take off for weekends and they don't really get vacations except for when they visit my mom. This was pretty much his Thanksgiving and Christmas break all rolled into one. Olivia will be going for 3 weeks in January after her father's birthday.
We are planning to move back to Albany which is over 3 hours away from NYC. My mom once working again come spring, won't be able to come up and visit much and the kids are still too young to go to NYC unaccompanied. So, I made an executive decision as mom and permitted him to spend a long extended break with my mom and brother even though I missed him like crazy. Sometimes, parenting requires sacrifice as does being a good daughter. My mom is happy. My brother is happy and my son is happy. I call that a good decision and now my boy is home to spend Christmas with his father, his sister, my grandmother and I.
Image Credit » image is my own from my family album