I hate thinking in this manner, but as a parent, you just can't help it. This line of thinking is typically why I don't like to leave Vincent with anyone overnight (let alone the long weekend John and I are taking). So I buckled myself down and tried to take care of legal odds and ends in the off chance something happens to us while we're away. I then passed along these documents to three separate people for safe-keeping.
However, these are a far cry from a proper will. This process made me realize just how necessary having one is. So, when we get back from the vacation (God willing!), I think it's time to do the grown-up thing and put together those final wishes. You just never know when you're going to be called home, and you don't want to leave those behind with any doubts as to your last wishes - ESPECIALLY where your children are concerned.
After taking care of the notarized documents I'm using temporarily this weekend, I went to Vincent's daycare and watched him sleep until he awoke from his nap. Then we cuddled for about a half hour until my mother-in-law came to pick him up. Vincent doesn't really understand that John and I will be gone for a few days. Not that I think he's going to mind, anyway. He's got his cousin to keep him occupied. :)
Anyone have any good advice as to where to start with wills and such? I've got one of those "Fill in the blank" versions, but was told they aren't any good. Have any of you done those? Advice?
Also, have any of you written letters (ala Rescue Me) to family/friends to be read upon death? I've always wanted to, but I end up getting too upset and frustrated with my inability to express my love and appreciation.
However, any attempt, no matter how feeble, is probably better for them than nothing. So I was curious if anyone else had thought of doing that (or, better yet, had actually done it).