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I think this is what they call bittersweet

It seems surreal that in about 12 hours, I’ll be on a plane to Florida for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We’re not bringing the kids along this time so it’ll be the first time since they were born that we’ll be apart for 10 days. That’s 240 hours of not being able to snuggle in bed or smell the faint strawberry scent their freshly-washed hair or nibble on their cheeks. Something tells me that I’m not going to make it.

In short, I’m going into severe baby separation anxiety mode. 10 bucks says that I’ll bawl like a baby when I board the plane.

Also, I’m pretty sure these are the symptoms of extreme separation anxiety.

1. I’m becoming schizophrenic. I spent the last 24 hours alternating between “WHOOOO I’M LEAVING!” and “I CAN’T GO I MISS MY BABIES”, sometimes within the span of 5 seconds.

2. I have been squeezing the life out of both my kids. I’m trying to hug them extra to make up for the next 10 days, so they’ve practically been stuck to my hips all day. So much so that Truett is all “ENOUGH MOMMY” and Kirsten joins in with “don’t want mommy to hugggggg.”

3. Which is the point I sigh dramatically and say, “you guys will miss me when I’m gone.”

4. I’m considering stealing their precious duck and blankie for my trip so I can breathe in their smell and imagine they’re there with me. The only thing stopping me is the knowledge that my mom and in-laws will kill me for the 10 sleepless nights ahead of them.

5. I’m making soppy videos of my kids so I can watch them over and over again when I’m there. Like these.



PS. I’ll post pictures when I’m there. Stay tuned.

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  • Reply sarah March 15, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    send one over to me pleaseeee

    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      i wish. u come back quick then u can take care of them.. remember to whatsapp me your list ok

  • Reply Cecilia March 15, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Have fun with Kelvin :-)


    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks Cecilia!

  • Reply Madeline Heng March 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I know what you mean, I’ve left my baby home for four times for 3-6 days at a time. When you’re having fun, it’s ok, but otherwise, it’s “I miss my baby!” Haha. OMG kirsten’s laughter is so contagious! I kept giggling to myself haha.
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    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      Hahah you’re right! The nights are probably when you feel it most.

  • Reply Jean K March 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm


    Is there an app that Kirsten likes to play with on the iPhone? I can download and let her play when I’m around at home.

    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

      Yes!! Priceline app, for real. And talking carl, talking hippo, basically anything that talks. And youtube, anything from glee or hi-5 or veggie tales. And if you have O-player, she likes pixar movies. Thanks jean!

  • Reply Al March 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    They totally brightened my day!
    Truette is so sneaky: mei mei put there. ; i take.

    Hahahah. Have fun babe!!

    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      I know! At least props to him for not snatching it from her hands. Points for creativity. And thanks!

  • Reply Cynthia March 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Can totally understand what u meant. I miss my bb like crazy if I go out without him. Sound crazy but true.
    Anyway, this is an opportunity of a lifetime. Enjoy to max :)

    • Reply Daphne March 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

      It’s probably a mom thing. Even though it’s so crazy to bring the kids for a holiday, we’d still rather have them along..

  • Reply strawberrymilkmama March 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    kirsten is sooooo pretty!!! and truett is one smart cookie! hehehe.

    something about the 2nd video tells me that you’re going to have beat the girls off with a stick when he grows up.
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  • Reply Cherlyn March 15, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Tru is so sweet! He actually turned the laptop so that Kirsten could see the screen as well.
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  • Reply Pearlyn March 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    My dear, perhaps u will come back from the trip with a different story. You will survive, I’m sure!

  • Reply Jaq March 16, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Have a safe trip !! So proud of you ! When T and K grows up to hear your story, they will sure be proud of their mummy

  • Reply corsage March 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Have a wonderful trip Daphne!
    At least Kel will be with you and hopefully help make the yearning for your kids easier to bear!
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  • Reply Tin March 16, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Oh, they are so cute! I like how Tru get that iphone from Kirsten! He is very smart and a ‘gentleman’ for not snatching! Kirsten is so beautiful. From these videos, I understand how bad your separation anxiety is going to be..

    Nonetheless, enjoy your trip :)

  • Reply Jus March 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Have a great trip, totally know the separation anxiety you talked about!
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  • Reply San March 18, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Disneyland………….! Totally awesome! Have a blast in the US of A!
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  • Reply Shiqin March 18, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Wow, you must be there already! Have a blast, and I can totally relate. The leaving and bye-byes are the worst parts but once you’re there with tonnes of stuff to do, you’ll be totally fine!

    Have a fun and safe trip! :D
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