As a parent, how many times do you go on vacation? I'm not talking family vacation. I'm talking just you and your spouse without kids. I haven't yet. My kids are 2 1/2.
It's not that I don't want to. I take that back. PART of me doesn't want to because I don't know if I could handle being away from them. But taking care of rambunctious (to put it nicely) twins isn't easy and I feel guilty leaving them in someone's care. And how will they handle not having mommy there? Will they be completely distraught? Will they have abandonment issues?
But the thing is: sometimes you need to get away. You take vacation from work so you can come back relaxed and rejuvenated. Why shouldn't you do that with your kids as well?
Yeah, I talk a good game. I'm still stressed about leaving them.