Vacationing away from the toddler, at least for a day or two, is perfectly fine. Gosh, the idea of being away from my toddler for two days feels extreme, at least I think initially.
“It’s a business trip,” Hubby says. “Seriously, it’s not that big of a deal.”
“But it is,” I say, playing kissy-face with Ariabella, our daughter. The thought of vacationing away from the toddler seems cruel. I immediately feel like a selfish parent.
Vacationing Away From The Toddler: Mommy/Daddy Dialogue
“We can take her…” I say with hesitancy. But then I envision her running around at the Hyatt in Palm Springs.
I cough before I answer the Hubby, “She’ll be okay…I think?”
“Total nightmare. God, I love her as much as you do, but she’s so much work. She’s our Jesse Owens, you know. I mean…you’ll be running around chasing her all day.”
“So,” I mull over what he says, imagining our daughter running around the hotel corridors. I shake the image out of my head. “I guess it might be hard,” I finally admit.
“This is your 2-day vacation. It’s a work trip for me, but you need the time away from her.”
“I don’t really need time away…”
“That’s not what I meant, you know what I mean. You need some time for yourself,” the Hubby says.
He continues to explain the awesome perks that the Hyatt has to offer. Tempting facials, manicures and pedicures…and all I can think of is Ariabella. He makes the thought of vacationing away from the toddler something like going to Disneyland for adults.
“Trust me, vacationing away from the toddler in Palm Springs does not make you a bad mom,” Hubby says.
Ugh. Won’t she miss me?
Will she be okay without me?
Will our little girl fine if Mommy and Daddy go off to Palm Springs for 2 days? God, 2 full days….it’s like an eternity. What am I going to do with my boobs?!?! I’ll have to pump my milk out…how annoying. It’s not even fun thinking of pumping for 2 days. We can take her, I don’t really need the break…or do I?
Vacationing Away From The Toddler: A Good Decision
So, we decide to call Tatiana the babysitter and let her know that we are vacationing away from the toddler, at least for 2 days. Only a couple of hours away, but we decide that my sanity matters more than my over-thinking. Ariabella will be fine with Tatiana.
Sometimes vacationing away from the toddler is a sanity saver that helps us as parents so no doubt, we are refreshed after our time away from them and reminded why we fell in love in the first place.