One of my favorite celeb mamis, Ali Landry, recently made a comment about her plans to vacation this summer. She and her hubby will be traveling and leaving their almost-2-year-old daughter with her abuelita. The statement was vague, but commenters to the article seemed really concerned about the possibility that they might be leaving her daughter for the entire summer.
I don't know if Ali meant all summer or just a few weeks; I just know I could never in a million years leave my kiddos for more than a few hours. That's just me, though. But I know plenty of parents who do take vacays without the little ones. It's necessary for everyone to be happy. But in my house, in order for me to be happy, I need to be with my family. It might be a bit overkill and maybe it's just a phase right now while they're young.
My madrina always says she can't wait to have the girls one summer at her beach house. I smile and keep quiet because I don't have the heart to tell her I can't really imagine that ever happening. I can barely let anyone babysit! You'll probably think I'm crazy, but I'm just one of those moms. I'm lucky, though, because my hubby is on the same page and doesn't mind doing everything as a family unit. We even talked about when we'd get to go on vacation again, and both of us agreed we had no desire to go anywhere without the girls.
When did you first take a trip without your kids? And what's the longest you've ever been away from them?