‘I’ll never just leave my child wily-nily for no reason’
Before kids, I always imagined I would struggle to let them be anywhere but with me. And yes, with Sofia I dreaded it. I knew when I was pregnant that I was going to leave her as we were invited to a ‘no kid’ wedding when she was three months old so I had time to pluck the courage up to spend a night away from her. When I say a night, I mean my parents came to stay at the venue we were staying at and we excitedly ran down the corridor to get her at 9am the next day with our first parent hangover.
We are lucky that we have such helpful grandparents who always want to have the kids..and we do make the most of it. I really believe that time away from the kids is so important, you were a person before you became a parent – you are still that person underneath the tired bags and mum bun.