So a few months back my boss told me that I had earned a free trip to Bali with my boss and two other co-workers. While I was elated I was also petrified! At the time I was still breastfeeding my almost 2 year old and the panic set in. I had 3 months to wean my son and was also in the process of moving house. So I spoke to my partner and he was so supportive of me needing a break and what an opportunity for me to go to another country as I have always wanted to go to Bali but was so worried about leaving my 2 children. As I organized my passport and started saving forbhe holiday I weaned my son as I felt it was time for that anyway. We battled my son getting pheumonia, school went back and then it was time! The week before hand was hell! I was so excited and anxious all at the same time. I knew my kids would survive but leaving my littlest was hard as I hadn’t even left him overnight before! My daughter is 6 so she was just excited about presents but gee the anxiety was brutal! Then the day came and we left and boarded that plane. It was so nice not to be needed and demanded all the time, I got to sleep in, shop and get massages. Every now and then while shopping for presents for the kids the anxiety kicked in and the mum guilt! I just kept pushing though, the last night was the worst just wanting to cuddle my babies and tell them how much I love and missed them. I think the first and last day of a holiday are the worst for the mum guilt but it was a great break just goes to show that yes both parties miss each other but mummies we do so much and do deserve a little break every now and then and who could pass up a free holiday without the family!!
Posted by mom64463, 2nd March 2017