A mum-of-three who wanted to leave her youngest child out of a family holiday has sparked a furious online debate.
Posting on Mumsnet, the anonymous mum said she was about to arrange a holiday with her partner and her two oldest kids, and was thinking of leaving her toddler behind, The Sun reported.
“I was telling my mother about it and she offered to look after my two-year-old for the week,” she wrote.
“We would be able to go to theme/water parks and take the older two on rides etc without one of us having to stay with the baby.
“Would be able to relax a lot more around the pool as my older two are very confident in water.”
But she revealed that her brother’s girlfriend had called them “awful and selfish parents” and accused her mum of “playing favourites”.
She asked if it was unreasonable to accept her mother’s offer. “Does it really make me a selfish and awful mother?” she asked.
The post received a mixed response, with many telling her it wasn’t acceptable to leave the toddler behind.
What do you think? Would you have a family holiday and leave the youngest kiddies at home?
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