Three days after model Rachael Finch was front-page news about her child care arrangements we are all still talking about it.
On the weekend the model and mother-of-one revealed to The Daily Telegraph that her two-year-old daughter, Violet spends from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning each week with her husband’s mother.
She said that she and her husband Michael Miziner relished the time to themselves.
“Every weekend [Violet] goes to Mish’s mum’s house, and we get our weekend to ourselves. I think that’s incredibly healthy for the relationship. And on Sunday, when we pick her up, we have 100 per cent energy back.”
Rachael Finch and her partner Michael Mizner. Via Instagram
As you can imagine it generated a massive backlash.
The criticism of Rachael and her partner came in two main forms. Some with the “why have them if you don’t want to spend time with them argument.”
One woman wrote on Facebook “Why have kids if ur just going to hand them off every weekend?! She’s a working mother obviously so how much time is she actually spending with her child?! Selfish i think!”
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Finch was told she was missing out on "vital family time", that she would "regret it" that what she was doing “wasn’t parenting.”
“I don't usually judge other people's parenting” wrote another “ but this isn't parenting, so I feel I can judge. Parenting is having your eyelids prised open at 6am on a Sunday by someone demanding weetbix.”
And many thousands more all going along the lines of this:
“This is so unrealistic! You don't have a kids so u can give them away EVERY weekend!
What no one bothered to criticize in the onslaught of comments was her husband for his part in dropping them at his mother’s house.