The other thread (on convincing DH) brought up a question I had been thinking about posting in the working forum but now I'll put it here. I have to go on a business trip (a mandatory training for a project I am very excited about) for 4 days (3 nights) at the end of October. DS will be 13 months old.
I've gone back and forth about how to handle this. At first I thought DS would rather be with me and that I should have my dad's partner come with me and watch DS while I am at the conference. But it is a long time and DS only sees her every couple of months. He might not be so comfortable with that. And the conference hotel is in the middle of nowhere, making the logistics painfully complicated.
DS loves his father, can go to sleep when I am not there, and adores his daycare providers. DH is fine taking care of the baby. Would it be better for DS to stay at home and engage in his normal routine but without his mama? And if we do that would he end up weaning since I'd be gone so long?
I appreciate any insights you have!