The title might have you thinking that this post might be about something else but its really about the testament about being away from home at seven days.  To some that seems like just a moment for me it was like pulling away my oxygen.  My wife is my counter balance and my son is my world being away for such a long period was sooo incredibility hard.

Of course I stayed in touch over phone, text, email, and one time was able to get facetime up and running over a Sprint MiFi *dear at&t please let facetime over 3g!* but it was not being there watching my son change that kills me.  I know many don’t believe how much a 25 month old can change in the course of the week but change has come.  My son has new words, new phrases, is a much better dancer (lol).

I arriaved home after he was asleep so I really didnt get to see him till the following morning when I was awaken by “Da Da?!  DA DA!!!!!” ohhhh it was sooo great – followed by a little baby hug. It made my day, then having to go to work and leave him again was tough and being at work was slightly more then distracting. Some of it because I might have had 3-4 hours of sleep, some of it because I was thinking of hanging out with my son again.

Why I was gone seven long days is all work, its social media where I spent 4 days at BlogWorld Expo and another 3 days before that at the ABCKids Expo.  Both events were great and you’ll see the effects of attending both events in the near future.  The key to the success of this time away, was my mother in law… because without her coming to NYC I’m pretty sure there wouldnt be another dadarocks post as my wife would had killed me.

Of course I can highlight all the amazing people I met – or all the session I attended – or the old friends that I got a chance to catch up with… its times like those that I really appreciate my wife for going above the call of duty and let me do something like that.

I look forward to catching up some sleep and getting some more time with my son over the next few days.

Whats the longest you’ve been away from home? What did you miss?