Wednesday, January 12, 2011

separation anxiety after 2

Yes, 2 years later (almost) and I still get separation anxiety when leaving Mischka for a long time. A long time for me can be 2 days.. I'll be away for 5 and that is eternity. Call me over-acting, but yes I am weeping as I write this. I just got off the phone with her and before putting it down I told her I love her. Guess what, in her sweet little voice, she said "I love you Mama." -- she is just a month shy of turning 2, but I sure hope she means it.

Is this even normal? Do any of you mums out there feel the same way when you leave your children? I am so sad beyond words that we cannot take her with us this time around, like we usually do. The last time we did, she went on hunger strike. Seriously. She did not eat solids for 4 days. Thinking about that now breaks my heart.

Here's a peek at the photo shoot we had for a parenting glossy yesterday, just right before I left. She wasn't at all difficult as I feared. Even demure Chanel was cooperative. 'Hope the photos come out nice!

I am just about to board the plane and I'm already thinking of Sunday, when I get to see and hug and kiss and tell her I love her again. Let's see if I get the same response.


  1. we are on the same boat, mikk.. im a boarding the plane in three days and will be gone for 5 days. Im not used to being away from Menca anymore:-(
    where are u going?

  2. mikka, i'm so jealous that you can take a vacation without a toddler tagging along but then again i've never been away from bud - yet. i'm sure there are a lot of loving hands that will take good care of little mischka. enjoy your trip!