Originally Posted by em&namama
no it's definition fit
abandon= to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent, to withdraw protection, support, or help from
Is that not what you are doing whether it is daycare or a babysitter? I was also not saying it's wrong just imo it's wrong for such a long duration at such young ages. I also didn't infer you were handing them over to a child molester. I was simply saying if you were at a park with a bunch of other women and your child got hurt on the other side of the playground who would be the "best" to go comfort your child. Even if it's someone the child knows and trusts it's always going to be mom. On the flipside as a mom I couldn't help but rush over there to comfort my child.
I think that you *knew* that the word "abandon" is loaded and chose to use it for that purpose. And I don't know what dictionary you are using, but here are *complete* definitions from a few:
1.To withdraw one's support or help from, especially in spite of duty, allegiance, or responsibility; desert: abandon a friend in trouble.
2.To give up by leaving or ceasing to operate or inhabit, especially as a result of danger or other impending threat: abandoned the ship.
3.To surrender one's claim to, right to, or interest in; give up entirely. See Synonyms at relinquish.
4.To cease trying to continue; desist from: abandoned the search for the missing hiker.
5.To yield (oneself) completely, as to emotion.
1 a : to give up to the control or influence of another person or agent b : to give up with the intent of never again claiming a right or interest in
2 : to withdraw from often in the face of danger or encroachment <abandon ship>
3 : to withdraw protection, support, or help from
4 : to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly
5 a : to cease from maintaining, practicing, or using <abandoned their native language> b : to cease intending or attempting to perform <abandoned the escape>