OK, I am not sure where this thread belongs, but here is my situation...
I am the mom to 5 wonderful kids. In 12 years I have only been away from my kids overnight, 4 times. Can you guess when that was? Yes during the birth of my kids.
Now don't get me wrong. I am not some overbearing mom. I do go out w/o my kids on occasion. I DO let my older kids sleep over at a friend's house. My three oldest even went to sleep away camp over the summer. I am thrilled that my kids feel so secure that they can be away from me.
My problem, if you can call it one, is that I can't be away from them for more than a couple of hours every once in a while. I really should go back to school and get my masters so i can get a full time job, but the thought of being away from my kids for 4-10 hours a day, 5 times a week, makes me sick.
I physically need to see my kids. It is o.k when they go to camp for a week, because it is only a week. I miss them terribly, but I know that they will be back soon. I care for other kids in my home to earn extra money, but lets face it, it is not much money.
Is there anyone else out there who feels this way. Is there anyone who can't bear to miss one second of their child's life? It sounds so silly. I know that no one wants to go back to work, but yet I watch as parents put their kids in daycare, with such ease.
I know i am sounding like some crazy person, but i am really trying to find some other women like me. So to be clear: I have NEVER gone on vacation for even one night w/o my kids. I don't go out w/o my kids on a regular basis for me time. Anyone ?