127 – When your kids don’t miss you

In yesterday’s podcast, I mentioned that my husband and I went on our first trip alone without the children. And we actually have a bonus child that is staying with us this year, we have an exchange student from Germany, staying with us. And so before we left, I looked at him and I was like, “Hey, are you going to miss us?”

And he was all “you’re leaving for five days?”

And I’m like, “Yeah, but you know, we’ve never left you for five days since you’ve been here. We’ve never left our kids for five days.”

And he no joke just looks at me total straight face and goes, I” left my family for a year.”

And I was like, okay, mic drop, true story. And the only thing I could come up with at the time was, I said, “Well, I guess you’re just more emotionally mature than I am.”

But it was such a teenage boy response. But I mean, really kudos to him and his family for embarking on this experience for a year because, I mean, my kids are much younger, but I had emailed his mom and actually just said, like, I don’t know, if I could do that for a year and then trust another family and just be without my child in their teenage years and a high school year without them. But we are so grateful to have him. It has been an amazing experience. I’ll do some other podcasts on it because I have gotten quite a few questions about hosting an exchange student. But anyways, when we returned back, I gave him a big hug and I said okay, so on a scale of one to 10 How much did you miss us? And he said five and I was like, I will take that I will take the five because that is something you missed us just a little bit.

Mama, tomorrow is December. And our theme for December is taking care of yourself during the hectic holiday season. It is going to get crazy out there. It’s probably already a little crazy and it’s not going to let up for a little while. So make sure you carve out some time for yourself. If you are having a very difficult time finding time to carve out. Get up early in the morning, just five minutes early. And if you need help, the five minute morning program will guide you on exactly what to do, how to think about the things that you want to do. What do you want to achieve in this new year coming up in like 31 days. Check it out. Allyoumama.com/services. That’s the number five. Have a great last day of November. And I will see you in December. And as always have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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