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My 5th Anniversary

on April 4, 2014

For our 5th wedding anniversary, hubby and I went out for dinner alone. I believe ai got quite merrily drunk! We left Elvis at home, nicely sleeping with Nanny watching TV downstairs.

I got asked at a baby group if I spent the meal worrying and wondering. In fact it was the same group where a mum proclaimed that she had an hour all to herself the day before, for the first time in 10 months. Other mums started blissfully remembering their first time alone and the worry that filled them.

Umm, what am I doing wrong?

I didn’t worry. I don’t worry. Am I doing this parenting malarkey wrong? Does it mean I don’t care?

A few months ago, before Elvis’ feeds had dropped, I did worry during the day when it got to over the 3 or 4 hour mark. I think he’s completely dropping his lunchtime feed though so it shouldn’t be an issue for long. However, since 3 months old I’ve used Daddy to look after him so I can go swimming, chill out maybe go shopping.

As soon as Elvis stopped feeding overnight and I had a terrible bought of insomnia, I spent the night away from him.

At those times away, no, I do not miss him. I don’t spend my day wishing I could have a break. I don’t wish for people to look after him. I don’t wish to put him in nursery so I can have time alone. I look forward to the weekend, to going swimming or going clothes shopping. I looked forward to my 5th anniversary date and will look forward to seeing the Captain America sequel with my hubby.

I don’t miss him because I enjoy those times and know that I get him back straight after.  Am I the unusual one here? Am I doing things wrong?

~ P

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