The answer to the question might be “a lot of things”.
The Mr and I have always, consciously or not, wanted our children to be independent and self going. As soon as the Mr took over the parental leave for the second son, we have been on the right track (Fabian was extremely cautious with strangers as a baby and I probably didn’t do much to help him).
Today Sam was off to a shorter training camp with his taekwondo club. Just two days, one night away. I have been parted from my kids many times (once a full week when I was off to the US, and that is never gonna happen again, when I picked them at daycare I was crying so hard I scared both my own and other children…) and it has NEVER been a problem. It wasn’t this time either. For him. But I am falling to pieces here.
I am a bit surprised to my reaction. Is it because he is off on his own with “strangers”, not grandma or grandpa caring for him? I mean he has been off with school before. I don’t get this. I did not see this coming.