Out Of Touch

Tim comes home on Sunday for a visit.  While he’s home, we are going to tell him that we are going on vacation.  Without him.  In Europe.  We’re not taking any of our children.  We have spent 12 days child free in the past 22 years and, with Wonderboy all grown up, The Girl off to my sisters-in-law for the month, and Tim safely in his new RTC we figured we were due.

I’m worried about how he will take it.  Not only will he not be able to see us for 17 days, but he won’t be able to call us either.  And we talk on the phone five days a week.  We will give his RTC an emergency number to reach us at, and his brother will be in town and can act as our proxy (reminder to myself to talk to the RTC to see if he needs to sign something), but I’m most worried about Tim being out of touch for that long and how he will take it.  I’ll let you know how the talk goes next week.

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  • Jeanine Griggs June 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Try as best you can to enjoy your much deserved vacation to Europe. We are in the same boat. We haven't been anywhere in 11 years without the child. I won't be surprised if we are looking at the same situation when we reach the 22 year mark. We internalize so much as parents of special needs kids. We give, give, give and rarely take. I always feel guilty doing anything for myself, even if it is dinner with a friend. What if something happens while I am gone?! Vacations are huge for people like us. We, of all people, need and deserve to reenergize. Our batteries burn out. Once again, enjoy this special trip. I am not sure where in Europe you are headed, but there are plenty of things to see and do to keep your mind occupied. -Jeanine

  • Jenny Ness June 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Go to Europe. Enjoy the hell out of it. Email or facebook me awesome pics so I can live vicariously through you. You deserve it. 🙂