How young do you think a child could go without their mom for two weeks?
I have the opportunity to go on a two week retreat for meditation. My husband and several members of my family REALLY want me to go. I want to go, but I fear my daughter is too young to be without me for so long. Everyone is saying that they would chip in time and effort to make sure she was never alone and was as happy as possible.
Here are the facts:
1. My daughter is only three and she’s in a “mommy phase” where I am the most important person in the world to her right now.
2. I am a stay at home mom, so she’s used to seeing me all the time. Several people are willing to chip in time so that she’s never alone.
3. The meditation retreat requires a vow of silence. No phones, electronic devices, pens pencils or paper allowed. This means no communication at all with my family.
4. My husband, father and in-laws are thrilled with the opportunity and want me to do it as soon as possible. I want to do it, but I wonder if I should wait at least a year or two.