I leave for a conference in Miami tomorrow. I thought that as Keegan got older it would be easier to leave for business trips. I was wrong. Hopefully it is just because I haven't traveled as much since Harper was born. Before he could be talked out of tears and he really didn't have a concept of time. But thanks to school he now knows what four days means. And I did the trick where tomorrow doesn't count because it will fly by since that is the first day I will be gone. And Friday doesn't count because that is the day I will be back. He even thinks two days is too long. I know he will be fine because he never has any trouble leaving me. And once I am gone things go well. But I do try to acknowledge some extra anxiety because I am his only living parent and letting me go has got to test his faith every time. And promising him a present doesn't hurt either.
This morning when I dropped him off at school I took a little extra time to visit the chicks with him. They just arrived last week and have grown every day. They are in a pen with a heat lamp but soon they move into the chicken coop the older grades built. I wish we could have chickens at our house but those are limits of living in the city. We will have to get our fix with the school ones.