Ok deep breath... My husband is traveling overseas to Europe for one month in the middle of the year for work, and I have decided to go for a few weeks except ... I have decided to leave my daughter (who will be 18 months old then) at home with my father in law.
I'm feeling nervous but very confident in his abilities, he's in his late 60's but very fit and active, and absolutely adores my daughter, having cared for her many times in the past, albeit only for a day at a time.
We are doing all sorts of things in the lead up to the trip to make sure everyone comfortable and happy such as lots of overnights stays and time where DD and FIL can spend together bonding more, so that side of things doesn't worry me at all. I know DD will be fine and in great hands, to be honest FIL is waaaay more patient and spends more time playing with her on the floor than I've ever had time to lol.
My questions for you lovely mumma's is, do I need to make any other "official" arrangements such as written consent to medical treatment, letting local police know, etc?? I have already lined up several local friends and neighbors to drop in and be generally be available day/night in case FIL needs help with anything.
We've had mixed reactions (mostly supportive though) from our friends and other family members, some of them think we are a bit crazy! So please, no judgements as we've pretty much heard it all. :-)