Satie is not a fan of business trips.
When Satie’s dad had to leave her behind to go on a 4-day business trip, it was quickly discovered that many parts of daily life felt awfully different without him around. From the face she saw first in the morning, to the arms that carried her to bed at night, Satie struggled to cope with her new routine. While ecstatic to have so much uninterrupted attention from her mom, Satie felt that something was wrong, and would frequently roam around the house looking in all of the normal places for “Diggy” to be. Often, she could be found resting her head against the door to the garage, intermittently slapping at the door and saying “DAA DAA DAAAAA!”
Though they kept in touch through daily phone calls and pictures sent by text message, Satie spiraled deeper into despondency as the days went on, and even lost her ability to sleep at night. Satie’s mom tried everything to distract and comfort her distraught little girl, and they had fun swimming, reading, dancing, laughing and visiting family, but it wasn’t until the night of reunion with Satie’s dad that all three of them slept through the night and found their happiness again.
The next evening, Satie and her dad sang and jumped and played and high-fived so frequently and so fervently that Satie was giggling herself right off her feet. Little Satie and her entire happy family agree that being together as a unit just makes life more fun.