Travel is an a large part of my world. Even though I take most of the trips myself on business, I know it affects my family and we work through those things as they happen. Dinners with friends need to be rescheduled occasionally. Vacations need to be juggled, and "Family Night" sometimes has to be moved. Although some may think travel takes a toll on the traveler, I often think the people around me have to adjust more.
This is most evident with the tiny humans in my life. The one in particular that I always carve out "Bath and Story time" for, also helps me pack for trips and I usually find a "Stuffie" of some description packed in my bags. It has now become something of a tradition for us and when I stop to think about it, there is some interesting psychology at work there.
My little helper is always very selective of the stuffed buddy she packs for me. It is typically different every trip but is always the same general size (about 6-8") and is important in her world. Since she cannot come with me, she sends her proxy.
I look forward to the whole process. The packing, the travel, the return home. All of those are a little more enjoyable knowing a tiny human is counting on me keeping her proxy safe along the way.
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