I wanted to see if I’m the only one that thinks this way or not. A friend of mine who doesn’t have kids invited me to her birthday dinner on a weekday after work. I work full time days and hate being away from my LO (16mo) at night during the week bc our time is so limited on weekdays. I get home around 5 and start his bedtime around 730 at the latest. I don’t want to go to the dinner for that reason. I miss him so much during the week and I look forward to those 2 hours with him during the week. Does anyone else feel the same way or do you still make plans regardless?

On top of that, I get up at 5am daily so I have a chance to ready myself before LO wakes up and by the time I put LO to bed I feel like I still have a million things to do, as I’m sure all parents feel!! I feel guilty bc I’m going to say no but the way I see it is my LO comes first. How do I politely decline in a way she will understand?