“Every weekend Violet goes to Mish’s [her husband Michael Miziner] 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,” the 28 year old said.
Cue the accusatory comments and judgments labelling her a “part-time parent” for leaving Violet with her grandmother every weekend to allow her to spend time with her husband.
Despite probably sounding like a parent’s dream, it’s simply not true.
“It was definitely an exaggeration. The quote said ‘Every weekend Violet spends with her Grandmother Irene’ and then went on to talk about everything else, so Michael and I could spend nights together,” she said in the latest episode of our podcast I Don’t Know How She Does It.
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“So the first thing that comes to my mind when I read that as an outsider is ‘I’ve been at work all week with my child in daycare, I come home on the weekend to spend my weekend with my baby girl and then she goes to her Grandmother’s house? So she doesn’t see her at all?’
“And I’m thinking ‘Wow, that does sound bad!”. That sounds so terrible, it makes me sound like a witch mother that doesn’t want to spend any time with my girl. I totally understand what people were thinking.”
The reality of their parenting life is far more involved despite a schedule that changes week-to-week.