Hubs laughs at me - for all my bravado, I'm a bit of a mother hen and truthfully I am happiest when all my chicks are in the nest where I can keep a beady eye on them.
When one is absent, there's quite a bit of mental pacing that goes on. And a spot of frantic activity to try and pass the hours till the nest regains its full complement. I cleaned the inside of a kitchen cupboard today. That's how bad it is.
But I'm not going to be able to keep up that pace for a full week whilst Johnny is away. He's gone skiing with school. And I'm hanging on the nightly bulletins from the staff and refreshing the feed on the resort webcams in the hope that I catch a little glimpse of his bright yellow legs somewhere on the snow.
Sigh. This letting go business is so much harder with the smallest one. Though he marks his 10th birthday today and so will no longer be officially small on his return.
Happy Birthday Bean x
You may be middle sized now, but you'll always be my little chick. Sob. Off to check that webcam again...