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    Quote Originally Posted by mamajess View Post
    Geez maybe I am out of line...
    I am pretty good at multitasking lol - run a business from home with 4 kids etc. My plan was to do heaps of cooking, stock up the pantry, clean etc. I do this all with bub anyway & dd often helps by holding, bouncing or reading to the other children. Also my brother and his family live near mum & dad, so there will be cousins around.
    It kind of sounds like you has already made up your mind and it won't matter if everyone here agrees with your DH..

    It doesn't really sound like a fun trip for your dd though and also not fair on the other 2 children.

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    Yep it's an adult price for 2yo plus. Melb - Brisbane it's pretty $$$. Mum has offered to pay for dd.
    How do other big families manage this sort of thing? My cousin has 5 kids and lives in WA (rest of family on the east coast) she often travelled with one or two kids at a time.
    It's hard to have one on one time with so many.

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    I agree with your DH too. Having helped my mum recover from neurosurgery let me tell you the last thing you'll need is extra kids around. I also think it's unfair to your other two, and that DD won't have much of a holiday, not enough to warrant missing school for anyway.

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    Sorry have moved to phone so can't quote or thank pp
    Thanks for the well wishes. I do have a tendency to want to do the opposite of what I'm told lol..
    Agh!!

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    Wow I really am at odds with popular opinion. Hmmm not what I expected

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    Hmm, missing a week of school is a big deal IMO. If she is sailing along she might not be after missing a week, and it sets a bad precedent.

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    I only have one child so I can't offer much advice, but personally if this was my mum and she asked for DD to come I'd take her. My DD was around my mum a lot after she had surgery (nothing as serious though) a couple of years ago and mum said it helped her a lot, cheered her up etc.

    I hope everything goes well for your mum

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    Sorry but I wouldn't take her. Your mum will need as much rest to recover as she can get and you don't want her feeling like she has to pay attention to your daughter when she isn't up to it

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    I would take DD and the baby :-) ur mum has asked to see her, so why not !

    My ex's father had a tripe bypass and u would be surprised at how well he was after... He enjoyed our company and the visits :-)
    Take the bub and ur DD, if DH
    Is concerned about school get some work from the teacher :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamajess View Post
    Yep it's an adult price for 2yo plus. Melb - Brisbane it's pretty $$$. Mum has offered to pay for dd.
    How do other big families manage this sort of thing? My cousin has 5 kids and lives in WA (rest of family on the east coast) she often travelled with one or two kids at a time.
    It's hard to have one on one time with so many.
    My parents live in qld and us in Vic. We generally visit once a year and just keep an eye out for cheap flights throughout the year.
    We are flying up in November and got flights for $59 each way but 2 of our children will be under 2 yrs so we don't have to pay for them. Works out to be about $500 in total. I think that's pretty reasonable really, and usually out tax/family tax refund pays for it.

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