That sounds so tough. *hugs*
Very tough. Hope she gets over that soon. Maybe you can motivate her to eat when your gone by preparing little "goodies bags" for each day you are away (doesn't have to be only sweets, but things you know she likes), that way she has something to look forward each day she is without you and she can also better understand how long it is, as it is so hard for kids to understand what a few days mean. Even if she is having more than a normal amount of "goodies" when you are gone, she may start eating normally as well since she won't associate "you being gone" with something negative...? Just an idea..
Thanks, yeah, tough! Like the special goodies idea, we'll try for this upcoming weekend, when I'm gone 3 days/2 nights - and at the very least it's lots shorter!! She loves muffins and making them with me, so we'll try that!!
It's amazing to me that the human species has survived given how difficult it is to get the small ones to eat properly!
Also amazing, no Temple of the Dog references yet!
Is it common in your field for conferences to offer childcare? It's become standard at our national conference, which is definitely appreciated by those who use it. (Your daughter wouldn't be short of company at one of our conferences, thanks to the group of Australian climate scientists who all had babies within a couple of months of each other in mid-2017; we call the kids the La Ninas (climate in-joke) because they're all girls).
Childcare was offered by the conference, but neither the conference nor my work would pay for Sylvia's ticket to the conference. In this case (Hawaii), that cost was pretty significant...