I have never left my kids alone with the DH for longer than 48 hours before. Hmm, well, actually 5 years ago I left them with him for 3 days, so that's not quite true. But, when that happened, he was fine for the first day, took the next day off work to recover, fell apart that evening after trying to get them to bed, and gave up and called a full-time babysitter in for the final day.
Now, don't get me wrong, little DS was only a year old, and the older one was quite a handful, but still, I keep hoping that this will all work out this time. And why would I worry? Because I'm the default parent. I'm the one who knows everything there is to know about lunches and homework and clothes and vaccinations, and which friend is the current "best friend." He's busy working like a fiend and earning money, so he misses out on their lives, and doesn't know about the important things. In the meantime, I'm leaving tomorrow morning, and after a shopping spree at the Gap I have some clothes thank goodness. I've left great instructions, my cellphone number, and warned the school and the neighbours.
So now, I just need to relax and trust that my husband can actually take care of his two kids all by himself.
Can't be that hard right?