Mommy: Grace, can Mommy talk to you?
Grace: Yes Mommy.
Mommy: In a few days, Mommy is going on a work trip, in an airplane.
Grace: Up high? Ai-plane?
Mommy: Yes, Grace. In an airplane, up high in the sky. You are going to stay here with Daddy. Can you take care of Daddy for me?
Grace: Yes Mommy. I stay with Daddy?
Mommy: Yes. You are going to stay at home with Daddy. And you are going to see Marmie too. (Marmie is what we call my mom)
Grace: Oh. Party time!!!! (she says while clapping)
Maybe I need to rethink this 9 day work trip if there are big party plans back at home. I really thought I had a few more years at least before I had to worry about the parties happening while I am away.