Do you stress when you leave your kids over night?

United States
September 19, 2008 9:30pm CST
I am going on vacation soon. Just the Hubby and I. No kids at all. It has been a long time since we tried this. My daughter was 4 months old and we went to Alabama for a long weekend. I had to take valium to get on the plane. I get so stressed about being far away form my kids and over night. I am very excited about the vacation, but I am panic stricken about leaving. I worry about if something happens to us, what will happen with my kids. I know they will be loved and taken care of but not by me and that kills me. Am I the only one who stresses like this before leaving the kids?
3 responses
@suzieb (188)
• United States
20 Sep 08
If your leving them with someone you trust like a good friend or family member Don't worry. enjoy your weekend.
• United States
20 Sep 08
I am so excited. Dont get me wrong. My Hubby is taking me to the Happiest Place on Earth. He and I have not been to Disneyland with out the kids since we had kids. I know that there will be people wondering why we are going to Disneyland with out the kids. We are taking them in November for 5 or so days so it is all fair. I am leaving the kids with my parents and in laws. My Hubby and I managed to survive childhood so I figure they are in good hands, but things happen and I will be 10 hours away. That is the stressful part.
@suzieb (188)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I don't think it's as strange as you think My sister went there for her homeymoon.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I have never left my daughter overnight. I have left my son overnight lots of times in his life though. He even went to Arkansas with my sister for 5 days last month. I miss him when he is away, but I am not a wreck about it.
• United States
1 Oct 08
I am a wreck, but I went and kept it all under control. I was fine for the trip, just the ride there and when I left my kids and walked away from my moms house. They are in bed and I miss them now. I need a hobby.
@lkoenig07 (290)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I don't really stress out, but I miss them. My husband's family loves to keep them overnight every now & then, and of course, we love to get nights to ourselves when we can. It's funny because I look forward to being with just my hubby, but once the kids are gone, I keep saying... I miss them, Gianna's so cute, I miss her, etc.
• United States
20 Sep 08
I miss my kids when they are not with me. I know that they will be okay but I just have thoes crazy ideas in the back of my head. I am a worrier. I should really just get a grip on it all.