I am a stay at home mother of a 2 1/2 year old. She has always been especially attached to me, although I have done a pretty good job of getting her to depend on others. She's very social and usually does well with others when I leave to go somewhere for a couple hours. I usually go to the Y and leave her in the babysitting for an hour and half eveyr day. I have been away from her overnight on a few occasions, when she was either home with her father or at a close relative's house. Those times have ALWAYS gone well. She always seems to adjust and have fun.
So I would not be too worried about this weekend except that I just went away 3 weeks prior for a weekend. She was home with her daddy and had a great time. But tonight when I was putting her to bed she said she missed me when I went to the eye doctor today and that she also missed me when I went away 3 weeks ago. Now that she brought that up I don't know if it may be too soon to go away again. It is only one overnight. But it's also her first time every staying at my father's house, who she has always adored but has been a little hot and cold on lately. If she were staying with my sister, who is her favorite now, who also has a whole room decorated just for her, filled with toys, I would be more comfortable.
This is an unexpected overnight away that my inlaws surprised us with for Christmas. We could go another time but because of schedules it won't happen for a few months.
Another factor is that in a few weeks I will start yoga teacher training that will keep me away for 10 hour days 3 days in a row. I don't want her to get emotionally confused or to feel desserted by my going away two times close together and then starting this new program.
Any advice, experience or opinions anyone can give are welcome! Thanks!