Have you ever wanted a break from your kids in a BIG way? You finally found a baby sitter and made it out of your house as if you were shot out of a cannon? I know the feeling.
How many times have you been on one of those getaways with a friend or spouse and end up spending most of the night talking about the kids you are taking a break from? You might even make a call or two to the sitter to make sure all is going good. Upon arriving home, you make your way to the kids’ room without removing shoes or jacket.
During the boys’ first couple years, my wife and I related to such experiences. We would go out to a restaurant and engaged in conversation that centered around the boys. Then my wife would make a call or two to make sure everything was fine on the home front.
Now that the boys are a bit older, we actually go out and enjoy ourselves without talking or worrying about them. For a couple of hours, we even forget that we have kids at home. Jk, that would never happen.
So in fact, a parent (Well a good parent) never really escapes from their kids. There are temporary physical separation but when that happens, your kids are still very much with you. Just in your mind.