Anxious Mama

My boys leave for Alaska in t-minus 16 hours and counting, and their mother is a nervous wreck.  They’re flying alone, from Chicago to Anchorage, which is an 7-hour flight.  Did I mention ALONE?  I was dealing with it pretty well until a couple of days ago when I realized this was really, actually going to happen, and then BAM, just like that, anxiety.

Last night was especially rough, with Little J getting upset because he’s worried his dad will think he’s “bad” or “irresponsible” because he doesn’t really know him anymore.  He did tell me he isn’t worried about the plane ride, though, because his big brother is going to be with him.  Neither of us slept much last night, and I am definitely taking Tylenol PM as we have to leave the house by 6 am to get to the airport in time.  Big J just seems really excited about it all.  Douche’s parents are going to be there, too, at least for part of their visit, and they’re finally getting to meet their almost 2-year-old half sister.

No matter how nuts they make me, no matter how much they argue and gripe with each other, I’m going to miss those boys something fierce.  Luckily, The Nerd and I have tons of plans for the next month, so I won’t have time to get too sad over it (I hope).  We went to the playground yesterday afternoon with my sister and Senor Fussypants and got some good pictures that I can take with me to my dad and grandparents when I head to Texas.

12 Responses to “Anxious Mama”


  1. 1 The Dish June 25, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Oh, Honey. I am sure that you are a nervous wreck! The boys will be fine and Alaska will be such an adventure. I am glad you have The Nerd to keep you company.

    The pictures are great and your sister looks amazing!

  2. 2 vinomom June 25, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Seriously handsome boys!!

    That is a long flight, but they have each other, so they will be fine! Everytime I feel guilty about sending Lady H off with her dad I just remember that it’s good for her, and it’s not about me. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t.

    Try to relax and enjoy the time with The Nerd!

  3. 3 Evil Twin's Wife June 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Awww. I’d be anxious too, but they will be together and they’ll have a great adventure. Try to enjoy “your” time and have fun with The Nerd. 🙂

  4. 4 Ron June 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Yes you will be a nervous wreck, not much you can do about that 😉 but it will be an adventure for them and some time with their dad. Enjoy the free time with the Nerd. oh… BTW Senor Fussypants is growing quickly!!

  5. 5 Karen June 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Being nervous is understandable, but they will be fine. I flew by myself from the age 9 and it is no big deal. The stewardesses fawn over you and it is kind of cool to be on your own! And no matter how douche he is, I bet the boys will enjoy the time with their dad and his fam.

    Have fun with the Nerd and do some fun stuff!

  6. 6 Jenski June 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Just think how excited they’ll be to talk to you while they’re in Alaska and see you after their trip! Glad they have each other, and hope that helps with your nerves. Good luck staying busy this month!

  7. 7 mumma boo June 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Totally normal to be anxious, but they and YOU will be fine. Relax and enjoy your time with the Nerd. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures and the boys’ too, when they return. 🙂

  8. 8 Mindy@SingleMomSays June 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    LOVE those pics! As I’m sure you must know by now, the kids did fine. But you wouldn’t be human – or a mom – if you didn’t have at least a little anxiety when they leave you. 🙂

  9. 9 Sarcastic Bastard June 29, 2010 at 10:27 am

    The boys are cute. They will be fine, little mother. Don’t worry.

    Love youse!

  10. 10 dadshouse June 29, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Hope their flight is fine, and everything goes well. I know you’ll miss them, but they’ll be back.

  11. 11 mumma boo July 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

    There’s a whole bunch of cuteness happening in those photos! Hope their visit is going well and that you’re getting a chance to relax and enjoy some special time for you and the Nerd.

  12. 12 amy d July 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Your boys are so handsome! And how could your adorable little J think anyone could think of him as “bad”
    I hope the month flies by and your boys are back home safe to you in no time!

    BTW, Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a special one:)


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