My mom flew out to help when I went on tour in August but this time it will just be Jason and Charlotte. We have added a few days at the nursery for Charlotte and Jason will be taking a few days off work to spend with her as well. Being a single parent isn't easy, but Jason is a fabulous and competent parent. He and Charlotte are extremely close and I love to think of them developing even more of a bond while I'm gone.
As I've mentioned here before, I know that I am a much better mom to Charlotte when I feel fulfilled as a person. Singing gives me life (and also helps put food on our table!) and I couldn't imagine giving it up throughout Charlotte's childhood. I realise that for some of you, the thought of leaving your nine-month-old for any period of time sounds crazy, but it works for us. Charlotte is a confident, easy-going and social baby and I like to think that some of that comes from not being attached to my hip at all times.
I know that she will miss me. I will also be missing her terribly!! But overall, this is the best thing for our family. I will again encourage Jason to post as many pictures as he possibly can and I will be blogging pool-side in sunny Florida! ;)
And because no post here at Milton's Manor is complete without pictures of the babe, here are some pics of Charlotte laying in the grass this last weekend:
|Who knew a double chin could be so adorable?!|
|showing off her new clapping skills|
|This baby loves clapping!|
|aaaaand she's off!|