It's genuinely not my intention to call anyone out or shame them, but the truth is, there was a comment on my last post that I can't stop thinking about:
"I'm reminded somehow of a lady I knew that took vacation from work but continued to drop her child off at daycare at the usual time every morning the entire week. He knew she was on vacation - he was only a toddler but he knew his mother was going to be hanging out without him. I think the attitude or message probably made him feel less valued and I have wondered how that turned out."
My thoughts are:
1) That is one smart toddler if he really understood that.
2) Are we really not allowed to take a week off all to ourselves once we have kids?
3) Is taking short periods of time to ourselves something we should worry will scar our kids for life?
4) If we do take that week to ourselves, should we expect that all other mothers are judging us for it?
Food for thought.