Decembers always call for a lot of socialising. Weddings, friends visiting from abroad, Coffee sessions or no reason at all. This December has not been much different, except that all the couples now are plus one. So all socialing turns into a big playdate. Coversations revolve around babies milestones and the diaper and formulae prices and how the hubbies are proving to be a good or a bad dad.
Yesterday night at a dinner, we descided to leave our baby home. For no other reason, but for the fact that it was her sleep time and she likes being in her comfortable surroundings. Also, as selfish as it may sound, I needed “mytime” for yesterday. (Zoey and I usually spend the day together swinging btw home and office). So, at the dinner one of the moms asked me if I was missing my baby considering all the other babies were there. I didnt hesitate in replying in negative with a big smile.
At that instance I am sure all the the mothers judged me to be such a bad mother, but anyways.
Another mommy, who hasnt met Zoey asked me to show her a picture of her on my phone. Now as lousy as it may sound, I really dont have a recent picture of Zoey in my phone.
Second instance where I proved to be a bad mother!
Till late at night I kept on thinking about the questiones asked. I shouldnt be judged as a bad mother if I dont take my baby to dinners with me. Neither should I be judged as a bad mother if I dont have my babys picture on the phone. Right, or not?