Now typically I try to be the mediator. I try to recognize that all mothers make mistakes. As much as we hate to admit it, we're not superwomen. And that's okay. But most of the time we don't brazenly inform the entire blogging community when were getting ready to do something that makes us mothers cringe. At least most of us don't...
In case you missed it, a few days ago, this mother (who is now the target of a lot of pissed off mommies toting pitchforks and suffering from severe sleep deprivation), decided to up and ditch her 10-week old baby and take a much needed vacation with her fiance. To Mexico. Thousands of miles away from her brand spankin' new, tiny little infant. No bueno. Which in case you don't speak Spanish, means "huh?"
Ironically enough I had just finished posting about the Skooki diaper changing incident. However, unlike Snooki, this mother was telling the truth (which is a comparison I never thought I ever make). She saw absolutely nothing wrong with leaving her 10-week old newborn behind while she hung out by the poolside sipping a Mojito. I think the funniest thing out of the whole situation, is that she is a fellow mommy blogger. Check out what she had to say:
"My fiancé runs a charity golf tournament every summer in Mexico. I will be tagging along, not to golf, but to lie around, read, visit the spa, and eat a lot of guacamole. I’m super excited for this trip. To be blunt, it is a vacation for me. And to be blunt, I will be leaving my 10-week old baby behind."
"Yes, I’m ditching my baby, which makes me a little anxious. But, mostly, I don’t have a problem leaving my baby behind since I have wonderful backup. My fiancé’s mother is moving into my house for the week and I have a wonderful nanny as well. It’s not that I’m not going to miss him, because I am dearly. But since I can’t read the mind of a two-month-old baby, I’m not sure he’s really going to miss me. All I know is when he wants to eat, needs to burp, needs a diaper change, or a cuddle and that’s only because he cries."
Read more: http://mommyish.com/stuff/vacation-without-baby/#ixzz24PqqSjc0
I'm almost 99.9% positive that posting that on your blog in a community composed entirely of other mommy bloggers is not such a hot idea. In fact, it's pretty much guaranteed to backfire. Hard. More to the point, I'm not sure I know too many mothers that are willing to just up and ditch their newborn babies to fly thousands of miles away to soak up some sun. But then again, I'm relatively new to this whole "mommy thing." Maybe I missed something?
Anyhow, I'm going to let you all tell me what you think about this. Do you think 10 weeks is too soon to leave your babies to go on vacay? Sound off in the comment section below.
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