There have been a couple threads in the last few days about leaving LO with Dad or a grandmother that have really surprised me about the attitude toward being away from your child. Is it typical for school aged children who have never been away from Mom for a night? I spent the night at Grandmas', cousins', friends' houses for as long as I can remember. I watched my niece overnight a few times when she was an infant.
IRL, I have a coworker who isn't "allowed" (his word choice) to take his 4 mo. old daughter places without her mother. Their reasoning is that it makes breast feeding too complicated. Is this how you end up with a 9yr old who has never spent the night away from Mom?
IMO, these children have had a huge disservice done to them... taking away bonding time with Dad and other relatives, preventing them from learning coping skills, and withholding new experiences. I plan on leaving LO with DH as soon and as much is practical, and with grandmas, etc.
What are your plans?