Emergency contact and medical release forms signed, witnessed, and notarized. Home instructions both emailed and left typed for the sitter. Three precooked meals left in the refrigerator. One very trusted friend entrusted with the care of my kids for the next 5 days. What am I thinking leaving my kids to accompany my husband to Las Vegas! The big kids have assured me I should go. The little guy says to bring him back a surprise. I guess that means I go with their blessing. And so I will try. Plane leaves in 10 min.