We’ve all seen this scenario before. We’re about to leave the door, dressed and ready to go while our toddler son or daughter looks on with despair as we grab our keys and open the door before our child starts wailing with separation anxiety.
Well, what is a mother to do? Stay and console our tearful child or leave our baby crying (with their daddy or responsible nanny-in-charge, of course) and carry on before we’re late for an important meeting.
It looks like reality television star Bethenny Frankel found herself in a tough pickle the other night as she decided to go with the escape route – sneaking out of her apartment before her 17-month-old daughter Bryn realized she was gone.
Bethenny tweeted, “I just crawled on the floor to exit my apartment to avoid Bryn crying.”
While this might be the easiest way of getting out of a tough situation, what do you think? Is Bethenny making a classing Parenting 101 mistake?
This blogger here went through the same problem when my 4-year-old daughter at about 17-months-old too could not stand the sight of me leaving the house without her being in my arms. My mother-in-law at the time suggested that I sneak away a la Bethenny Frankel, and only naturally did I not listen to her and do the opposite.
Although painful and full of toddler tears mixed in with mommy guilt, I quickly said my good-byes with a small peck on the cheek and checked out of the house with my inconsolable daughter left with my miserable MIL.
After a few similar episodes, my daughter finally realized that mommy would eventually be coming back, tears should only be reserved for real reasons for when we run out of ice cream and my mother-in-law is no longer always right.
What do you think? Is Bethenny making a classic parenting mistake? Should she be explaining to her daughter that she will be returning before escaping army-style from the house? What are your thoughts and experiences?
Check out our photo gallery of some of Bethenny’s best Twitter pics.