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To think missing someone is a strange emotion.

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TheoriginalLEM Tue 14-Jun-16 19:21:02

As in it feels strange .not that it is strange to feel it.

My dd is 10yo and away from home for the first time other than a sleepover which she has only done once.

I can't really describe the feeling. Im dure she is being well looked after (YR6 csmping trip) and having a wonderful time but i have a physical ache which sort of pulls if thats the way i can describe it. Not sad as such because she will be back on friday but an ache.

the house is very quiet.

MagnifiMad Tue 14-Jun-16 19:22:22

Aw yes, it is an odd feeling. I have felt it like a space inside before - like something is actually missing. Not hurting, just empty.

Hope your DD has a great time and you can fill your time with good stuff too!

iMatter Tue 14-Jun-16 19:24:14

I describe it as my invisible umbilical cord stretching!

madmother1 Tue 14-Jun-16 19:24:36

I understand that. It doesn't go away even when they are older. Try to keep yourself busy. Clean our some drawers, have a coffee with a friend. Your DD will be back before you know it. Enjoy the peace and quiet wink

TheoriginalLEM Tue 14-Jun-16 19:26:55

i think we may go for a curry smile

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 14-Jun-16 19:32:50

All my children did a yr 6 residential trip and I can't tell you how great it is for their confidence and independence and my worrying when they were away was always for nothing. They all had an amazing time as I'm sure your dd will. Didn't stop me missing them though and thinking about them all the time!
Enjoy your curry, smile.

NavyAndWhite Tue 14-Jun-16 19:34:25

I'm terrible when one of mine is away. I pine like a bloody dog! Could cry.

The minute they're back I'm thinking what the fuck was I whinging about!

Hulababy Tue 14-Jun-16 19:37:28

Dd has been away a few times now on residential, holidays with grandparents, as well as sleep overs with friends for a few days or so.

She's 14y now and I still get that feeling, I know DH does too. It isn't really a physical thing, just a 'something is missing' feeling inside.

Because she's an only child the house is too quiet, and DH and I have increased 'child free' time (she's normally around till later in the evening etc these days) so it feels odd.

Keep busy and she will be back in no time. She will be having fun and making amazing memories, and within a day or two you'll be wishing for some quiet again (even though you don't appreciate it fully when she is away!)

mayhew Tue 14-Jun-16 19:39:58

Still have it. She's 22. I do let her out though.

ExcuseMyEyebrows Tue 14-Jun-16 19:50:02

I'm pining for my son who has recently left home. I won't tell you how old he is because I'll embarrass myself blush
Still miss him though.

I think the way to cope is to think of what a good time they're having smile

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