Sunday 4 July 2010

sad about leaving the kids

I've noticed recently how many people say they feel sad or guilty for going out without their children and leaving them behind with dad or grandparents and a list of instructions. mmmmm you don't have the sole rights to them you know. If things aren't done your way it doesn't mean that things are done wrong. If you miss them that bad don't go out. These are the same people that are going to end with their kids still living at home in their mid 20's with mum as their best friend....seen it so many times.

I left my son with my parents for a week when he was 6 weeks old..I won tickets to the Olympic games in Barcelona and guess what? people said it was wrong, how could I? I'd never do that.....these same people are now moaning at me that they never get time with their partner and want to have more in life than to be just known as a mummy.


  1. I totally understand where you're coming from, I can see that it would be hard sometimes to leave your child with someone else but I think that it is important not to lose your own identity when you become a parent.

    Disclaimer: I am not a parent so I'm just expressing an opinion as I see the situation described.

  2. I totally agree you don't lose your identity when you become a mother.

  3. Sometimes, it does them as well as you good to get out without the offspring, with Child No 1, she would stay with her paternal grandparents often, they were capable and caring and did fun things with her, she had a great time, and I used to go off with my partner for holidays or just stay at home enjoying each other. Since we had our son., neither of our parents are able to look after him for more than a day, so we don get the freedom that we used to have and I miss it. Basically, what I am saying is that, if you have the opportunity to leave them with caring, sensible people that you trust and that the kids love, then DO IT! It does them and you good !