Alexandra - posted on 04/25/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm new here. I am a mother of an almost 3 year old and I am a university lecturer. I have an opportunity to go to the conference in October, the kiddo will be 3.3 at that time. However, the conference is miles away - 12 h flight and I will be away for a week. I have never left my boy for more than 24 hours (he was staying with my mum) and it happened only 3 times. If I go, I'll leave him with my parents; this way I will be sure he has a proper (different) routine. I was thinking, maybe several days before I go I will stay with him at my parents' so that he will get used to them (he knows them, but we live in different cities and he doesn't get to see them that often). Also my husband will be around if anything will be necessary. I just don't know what to do. I haven't been at any conference for the last 4 years and this one is such a great opportunity, not to mention that this particular conference doesn't take place every year. But then how bad it will be for my little guy? Should I go or just postpone it for another couple of years? I will really appreciate your input on this one.