I am a SAHM, my husband works all the time, and we have moved to a rural area where I have no friends.....that being said, I am pretty much alone with my daughter all day, everyday. We have only left her once with our neighbor for a few hours once night....she was not that great. Wouldn't eat the cereal or take a bottle....but eventually fell asleep. I will admit I have trouble leaving her....even with my husband. I just hate to think of her being miserable.
Well, we are going to Florida to visit my MIL, BIL and his wife (they have 2 kids). My hubby tells me he has concert tickets for all of us and his mom can't wait to watch our daughter (who is 6 mo. old) once night.
Here are the issues I am having with the arrangement:
-Besides the fact that we would have been there a day and a half at this point....our LO has only met my MIL once, when she was 2 weeks old which doesn't really count.
-my MIL will ALSO be watching the 2 and 5 yr. olds so she will be distracted....and I just picture one of them handing our daughter some choking hazard, trying to get all of them to bed, etc.
-our daughter will probably be screaming the ENTIRE time because it is evening (she is fussy anyways), I am not there, and she doesn't KNOW this woman!
-who knows how long we will be gone and it isn't like we can just run back to the house quickly if anything happens
I will have a HORRIBLE time if I go to the concert because I will be stressing about her all damn night!
I do want to have a "life" .....just in short doses and close to home I guess....and with one person watching our daughter so she has all the attention on her.
Please tell me there are more moms out there that feel this way and I am not being "crazy"
Answer by MommaClark3 at 10:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2011
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