I was recently getting my prep on for a vacation with my hubs…aka… getting a mani and pedi before our trip. The woman next to me was chatting away when she mentioned that she was going to an overnight wedding and leaving her kids for the first time. She then said, “you know I’m not one of THOSE moms that leaves her kids ever”…… and she just kept going. She was suggesting that going away without children was a terrible thing. (paraphrasing)There I was feeling guilty about my upcoming grown-up vacation and tried to tune her out the best I could but her words hit a nerve. I was glad when she finally stopped yapping but the feeling of guilt didn’t go away.
Fast forward a week later and I now feel badly for the lady. To be honest, it felt great to have a few days to spend with my hubs as not only the mother of his children but the girl he met back in college. We laughed and reminisced about our many adventures and talked about future ones. To the lady with the big opinions, “I’m ok with being one of those moms”. It doesn’t make me a bad mother or us even bad parents. I think it makes us a better team. I truly hope THAT mom allows herself the adult time in the future. #imoneofthosemomsLOVE IT!7+