Okay, so Luke is going to his grandparents' house for TWO WEEKS! I know it's okay and going to work out, but I'm really a wreck about all this, which is totally pathetic and I know it!
First, my in-laws (his grandparents) live in Arkansas (about 8 hours away). Second, they never have their cell phone with them or turned on, so I can't talk to him or even check to see how he is doing. Even if they answer the phone, it will be a miracle if I get to talk to him at all since he hates talking on the phone anyway. Third, he's never been away from me for more than three days at a time. When he has, he gets homesick and cranky around the third day. Fourth, he doesn't see his grandparents on a frequent basis so I don't know how comfortable he will be with them. Now, this isn't to say that he doesn't see them on a regular basis, it is just that it isn't as often as I would like. He probably sees them every other month.
On the other hand, he is going with two of his cousins who are about his age and who he really loves to play with, he will be taking swim lessons which will be great because he fell in our pool last week and scared the sh*t out of me, he isn't afraid of and doesn't dislike his grandparents, and he seems really excited about going and asked to stay for 5 weeks (this is some consolation even though I realize he doesn't comprehend how long five weeks or two weeks is). My other concern in that Evie isn't going to know what to do with herself! She'll be so lonely!
For my part, I know part of my anxiety is due to my raging hormones with the fetus nestled so snuggly in my body, but I truly think that two weeks away from home is a long time for a little guy. Heck, I think two weeks at camp is a long time for an 8 year old. I know I spent two weeks by myself with my grandparents in Michigan when I was 7 and I was terribly out of sorts and not myself. It was pretty hard. In that case, I actually flew up there by myself and then my parents drove up and picked me up. Enough about this. I'm dealing, although not very well. I'm sure it will all work out in the end. We'll see.
Here is Luke with his cousins at Easter: