Ralphie is getting ready to stay at his grandparents house for a few days.
He feels a little apprehensive when I tell him the news. You see, Ralphie still suffers from separation anxiety even though I remind him that he loves their house and once he gets there that’s all he knows.
I reassure him that they love him as much as I do!
He always dislikes sleep-overs by himself, even if it’s at a house he is familiar with…at first.
“And I will miss my romantic back yard at night.”
I do my best to tell him that he will have fun at his grandparents’ home.
He can bake gluten-free cake pops.
He can keep grandma company, and offer her his gluten-free beer from Carly Dog Brewing Co.
He even can take naps like usual.
“But, I will miss my bed.”
I told him that he could bring a toy to help with the transition.
“Like my bunny?”
“Or my frog?”
“Or my favorite bear?”
I told him that he could bring all three if he wanted. He did.
With that in mind, he now felt fully prepared.
“Okay, toys packed, I’ve had a bath, I think I’m ready.”
Not for long…
“But, how will I eat? Can I bring my special dishes?”
I told him that he can take his special travel stainless-steel dishes, not the porcelain ones. Those are for his house only.
I know once I leave him there he will be right at home.
“I will miss her as soon as she leaves, but it’s only for a few days. I can play with my toys, nap, help bake cake pops and knit…”I know I will be fine!”
And he was.