Mami rant coming right up: whenever I take a business trip
and I tell people about it in advance, it never fails that I'll get asked, "what
about the kids?" Oh, and because I'm bilingual, I get to hear it in Spanish, too,
"¿y las niñas?"
As if I would ever take off without making sure my daughters
are taken care of. Seriously, do people think I'm going to leave them to their
own devices without a second thought? Sheesh, give a mother some
It also bugs me a little because I have no doubt that if the
situation were reversed and my husband were taking a trip without us, not one person would be all, "what about the kids?" They
would just assume that he was leaving them with me.
Their dad is there to take care of them and guess what? He's not a babysitter, he's their parent. I
totally trust him. Even if he bends the rules a little while I'm gone, I don't
care because when he's gone I bend the rules all the time too.