Momlogic's Julie: I'm going away this weekend to a fancy hotel ... and plan to put my kids in the kids' club both Saturday and Sunday. An acquaintance told me this just wrong. Then why does it feel so right?
Look, I love my children. But if I'm at a hotel ... relaxing ... it's nice to get a few hours away from them. And it's not like I'm locking them in a bathroom stall leaving them to fend for themselves. They're in a cushy kids' club with video games, movies, board games, camp counselors, and room-service lunches. They're given more activities than I could ever provide. Plus, they're meeting new kids ... who, I can assure you, are probably way more fun than me.
But this acquaintance (I would say friend, but she's not really, especially now) told me that "she just can't understand why I want other people to watch my kids when we're supposed to be on a family vacation."
Um, so I can have a margarita and uninterrupted sex with my husband, for one.
We are going to Legoland Monday, which is a huge treat for my kids. That whole day will be about them. Don't I deserve time to get a massage and have some fun, too? Or does putting kids in the hotel kids' club mean I'm a bad mom?
What do you think?