Other than the atrocious grammar…. I’m not sure why this is a fail. Parents DO need a break, especially single parents (which it sounds like she is). And it’s the FIRST time she’s gone out. And she doesn’t want to go again…. I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a win, but it’s certainly not a fail.
Sounds like she is in a good safe place (grandma’s), so I don’t understand the issue here. It’s not like she’s leaving her kid for weeks! Even moms need a break. In fact it’s part of being a good mom (having time for yourself).
Where’s the issue, she is leaving the kid at a safe place. She is going out and then going back to being mom and taking care of the kid. Not like she is living the kid in the back seat of the car or in a dog cage.
I agree with the rest of you, it’s refreshing to see a mother on here who has her child somewhere safe (grandma’s) while she gets some fun time in. I think that as long as it isn’t something she does every week, a club night here and there can be good for her. It will also give the daughter and grandma some bonding time. I see this one as a parent win.
I disagree, Doc. I’m one of the most attentive fathers I know, and I occasionally ask my sister to babysit for me so I can play volleyball and have a few beers on a Friday night. My twins get to play with their aunt and their cousins for a few hours, and I get to play volleyball with my grown-up friends at a bar where kids aren’t allowed.
I once had my old man watch them so I could go on a long bicycle ride with an old friend.
I don’t particularly like clubbing and dancing myself, but there’s no difference between that and my grown-up activities. Sounds like a responsible parent who is taking time for herself and still thinking of her kid. I can relate.
My mother used to watch my daughter for me and her father every other Friday night (play pool, poker, hang out with some adult friends that didn’t have kids and my mom wanted us to still get out. Plus my daughter was 2 and she said she could handle her) , till whenever she brought her back to us the next day. My daughter got to bond with Grandma, watch a movie, all the fun things she likes to do with her. She gets mad that my Mom doesn’t still do this because her husband is sick but my mother doesn’t regret it. She didn’t think me or my daughters dad were being bad parents, she said her mother did the same thing with me. Adults need time sometimes to be around other adults, so long as you can go back into ‘parent mode’ watch the Disney movie, treat your kid right because they are your world I don’t see the fail.
So barbie wants to party. Big deal. Her baby is being cared for. She is being smart unlike some of the parents on this site.
There is no fail, Barbie even says that she misses her daughter too much to do it again. Everyone should have some fun, and the daughter is going to her grandmother’s. Better than Barbie not getting any time to herself and resenting the child. There is nothing wrong with this. And just because she’s going ‘clubbing’ doesn’t mean she is a bad mum, she’s just young. Parent win in my eyes.
I don’t see this as a fail. I don’t know one parent that didn’t leave their kid with a babysitter so they could go out. I don’t see a difference. This girl appears young and she wants to club, then okay. As long as her child is in safe place (grandma’s) why does it matter?