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Mom Confessions: I'm Going to Disney Without the Children

by Cynthia Dermody on July 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM

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mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

My husband and I are going to Disney but are leaving my toddler and baby with my parents.

I have a 2 year old old and a 9 month old. We bought a family package and were going to take both of them, but now my parents are offering to babysit so we can really enjoy ourselves. At first I didn't even consider it, but we have never been on a vacation by ourselves. We didn't have a honeymoon, either.

I will feel kinda guilty going to Disney without my 2 year old. She would really enjoy it. But it will be so nice for the both of us to hang out like we've never done before. -- anonymous


Question: Do you ever wish you had a career or something of your own outside the home?
  1. Yes, I am a SAHM and always hope to find a career I love. 44%
  2. Sometimes, but there will be time for that when the kids are older. 35%
  3. Never, I am fulfilled staying home with my kids. 9%
  4. I'm a SAHM, but I also have something of my own (explain below). 3%
  5. I like my job, but I still wish I could be a SAHM. 5%
  6. I work, and I still long for something more fulfilling for myself. 1%
Total Votes: 165
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We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

Past Confessions:

I Bribe My Children

I Hate Reading Children's Books

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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  • TKsMo...


    July 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    I dont know if I would do disney without the kids, without having taken them first.  I would love to go just me and my husband but a big part of the appeal for me will be their faces, so I would want to take them at least once first.

  • athenax3


    July 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Moms & Dads are people too! lol... just because we have children doesn't mean we've given up any HOPE of having some grown up only fun. I've never had a trip without the kids because I have no one to leave them with - but if I got the chance I'd be gone, lol...I adore my children, but I"m pretty wild about my hubby too and some free fun time with him sounds like absolute heaven!!

  • auror...


    July 3, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    I don't get it.  I'm ALL for mom and dad time, but seriously going to Disney without them?

  • Jesse...


    July 3, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    My husband and I have been wanting to go to Spring training for the Brewers and wouldn't take the kids even though they would have fun.  I would go to Disneyland probably before I had kids but now that I have them I would kinda feel guilty not taking them along there.

  • Pollymom


    July 3, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    I wouldn't want to take my 2 year old to Disney...I'd go without him. LOL Maybe when he's older, he'd appreciate it more and be less of a "2 year old"....

    Of course, if I had a chance to take a hubby and I only vacation, it probably wouldn't be to Disney....

  • ameli...


    July 3, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    My Dh and I have been to Walt Disney World more times than I count. We have also taken our daughters.We are invited to a wedding in Fl so we are taking an extra few days to spend time just the two of us in Walt Disney World. It is a wonderful place for couples if you are Disney fans.

  • texas...


    July 3, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Going to Disney without the kids seems selfish to me. I would never go without my little one.

  • toria...


    July 3, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    That just seems silly. Why don't you ask your parents to watch them sometime next year and take a trip to somewhere like Hawaii or a short cruise. Not that adults don't have fun at Disney, but I would spend the whole trip thinking about how much fun my kid would be having. I would leave the 9 month old and take the two year old, just personally.

    My hubby and I plan to leave the kid(s) with my parents/ his parents in a few years to go on a cruise. We also didn't really get a honeymoon.

  • Colts...


    July 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    they seem young for Disney anyways. .. so yeah I'd go & have fun. I"d take the kids again when they were a bit older & could enjoy it more :)

  • bella...


    July 3, 2009 at 4:59 PM


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