I’ve just got back from a little holiday….on my own. No of course I didn’t go completely on my own, what I mean is, I went away ‘sans child’ and I’ve got to say I loved it. I felt a lot of guilt, even from the second I shut the front door after telling her I was going to ‘work’. I wasn’t telling her that I was going on an aeroplane to lay on a sunny beach, she’d want to come too! But that makes me feel bad as well. My wonderful parents came to help me out delivering her to school and back every day, but even with my darling daughters favourite people in the house I felt a pang of guilt that I was not being responsible enough for her, that I’m not “allowed” time off. This is the hardest job in the world and you work it 24hrs a day 7 days a week please! I felt bad that I wasn’t there to make her dinners, to read her a story, to hold her hand as she fell asleep. She’s only just started at school, should i not miss the stories that she tells me in the playground of her mates and what they’ve been up to.
Does it make me a bad mother that I go on these trips or does the R&R actually make me a better mummy?
 

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  1. pettyc2106
    pettyc2106 says:

    A much better Mum and well deserved.
    These times are special for you and part of your daughters learning, it makes her realise that there are other important people in her life that she can trust and be safe with.
    You as much as anyone as a single Mum needs R&R more than anyone. Don’t feel guilty, after all absence makes the heart grow fonder…..if that is possible between mother and daughter? Can you grow anymore love for each other?

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