Dh and I just got married a week ago. We can't afford a honeymoon (yet) but even if we could we have kids so we're limited. However, a weekend away would have sufficed...in fact it would have been wonderful to have just one weekend where we didn't have to worry about the kids....in lieu of a honeymoon. Is that too much to ask?
We've been together for 6.5 years...we had a long distance relationship for the first little bit and only saw each other once a fortnight. Even after we moved in together we were only kid free for one weekend a fortnight when my kids went to their dad's. Then our kids came along and that was that. We went years before we had a night out and we have never had a night with just the two of us until our wedding night...and even then I was scrounging around for someone to watch the kids so we can have just that ONE night. Then the next day we came home about lunch time....and that's it! Back to the old grind!
No one...not any of our family...has even thought that maybe we might like some time away. Considering my dh doesn't even live here! That's right...he works away for a week at a time and comes home for a day or two then leaves again. Is it too much to ask that someone...ANYONE offer to take care of the kids for the weekend so we can have some time away?? It just would have been nice. I even had family ask "Are you going on a honeymoon?" "Er no...cos we have the kids" "Well that's a shame!"
Yeh it is isn't it...a shame that we don't have anyone that can watch the kids while we have a weekend away after our wedding! Other people have grandmas who come over and help out...but us? Nope! We don't have anyone! They don't mind coming to our wedding though...eating our food...drinking our alcohol. But no one even thinks that maybe we might like to have some time to ourselves when we get married you know?
Am I being a totally selfish ungrateful cow here?