We’re taking a little vacation tomorrow. So excited to have nothing to do but sit on the beach, swim in the pool and of course, take a trip to Ikea!
The girls are excited too… it’s been really interesting to see Isla “prepare” for this trip. Our little TCK is getting to be a pro at transitions. We’re so thankful that our organization takes the time to teach our kids how to come and go well, and how to find their identity when they don’t seem to fit anywhere. But I think Isla is taking things a little overboard.
This trip isn’t a big deal. A 30 minute plane ride and we will be gone less than two weeks but Isla just can’t comprehend that and she’s making her way across the transitions bridge. She wanted to start packing her carry on a few days ago. She collected all her dress ups, her jewelry and a picture of her with two of her friends from school so that “she won’t forget them.”
She’s so wound up about traveling that she is literally out of control of herself. She can’t sleep, her emotions are all over the place, she’s just not herself.
When we actually do have big transitions coming up, we try our best to help her navigate them well… to leave well, to thrive in the chaos, etc etc. But this? This is just a vacation! Not quite sure how to help her out here. Maybe some time in the sun is just what she needs. :)