Quoting Mummy-2-2-Monsters:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Not tellin:</b>" I don't blame you. You don't have her in ... [snip!] ... place and people were just staring at me like I was trying to kidnap her. My mum felt so bad but she needed this holiday."
That is alot. your mom did need a break. I am sure she will come back more rested.
However, she could have planned this a little better. Maybe sleep overs at your house here and there for a few weeks prior to her leaving and some help with grocery $$ would have been a good start.