Okay, a few months ago I planned a girls' weekend in May that turned into a trip to Disney (my doing, of course). Since we were going to Disney, the girls with kids decided to take a kid or two. I'm thrilled, as I'll be seeing a dear friend of mind who I haven't seen since my oldest (now five) was born plus her beautiful 17 year old daughter who I nannied for one summer while I was in grad school. Here's the thing: I have 13 month old twins and feel awful about leaving them. I've never been away from them for more than two or three hours. While I'm excited about giving the five-year old a trip alone with mom, I feel like I'm going to be spending the whole time missing the twins something awful. On the one hand, I really need a bit of a break. Twins are a lot of work (and good things too) and my husband is excellent with them. Plus, I hired a sitter for two afternoons so my husband won't be too overwhelmed (which I might add, is a LOT more help than I get during the week). And it's only for three whole days! Truthfully, I know this is going to be okay, but I can't stop feeling guilty. When we planned this, I was completely fine with it. Now, not so much. Any thoughts on banishing maternal guilt?