"be away" vs. "will be away"

1. Your dad and I are away for three days.

2. Your dad and I will be away for three days.

Q:

1. If a mom is telling her daughter the plan, which one does she say?

2. If a mom is leaving a note for her daughter, which one does she write?

3. What is the difference between the two tenses here? Is the simple present something already planned and the future something that will happen if under a certain condition?

Thanks.

 

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Hello, Ruifeng

1. Your dad and I are away for three days.

will be written on a note left by the mother, and

2. Your dad and I will be away for three days.

will be said if a mom is telling her daughter about their plans.

In (1) both parents are already away. In (2) their future absence is being announced.

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