?? - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
After I had my son I had a couple people say "I'M TAKING HIM FOR THE NIGHT!" they were serious, and I've avoided it / said no everytime they've brought it up. I seem to get kind of an annoyed response from the people I tell no too, not that I care that they are annoyed at me not wanting to be away from my child but they act almost as though I am being selfish for not wanting my chid away from me - or they act insulted like they think I wouldn't trust them with my boy. When in all reality, I'm just that attached to my son and don't want to be away from him.
I've had some friends, who live farther away from me, that expect me and my son to go visit and leave his daddy at home while we go there overnight or for extended periods of time. They get upset with me when I say no because my partner doesn't want to be away from Gabriel any longer than he has to be (cause he works long hours) and I wouldn't even ask him to be okay with it. Or they act like my partner is being unreasonable for not wanting to be away from his son for a couple nights cause I would be there with him. I tell them they can't expect a daddy to be comfortable with being away from his lil boy, and they can't expect me to force my partner into a situation I already know he wouldn't be comfortable with.
I hate being away from Gabriel, who is 7 months, for longer than a couple hours let alone over night. I have some friends who are perfectly ok leaving their baby with a friend overnight for whatever reason.
How are you with your child(ren)? Do you leave your baby over night with friends/family? Have you ever gotten negative responses when you've come home early or just plain said no? Have you ever had friends/family get upset at your partner or you for not wanting to be away from your baby for extended periods of time?