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    Quote Originally Posted by singa06 View Post
    In my reply saying I wouldn't, I in no means meant that it's ok for a man to leave his family for a fun holiday on his own nor did I say it wasn't ok for the mother.
    Most people including myself who said wouldn't meant it more that we couldn't leave our kids / family for that long. I would miss them too much to enjoy myself and vice versa
    I agree. Just because I wouldn't go, doesn't mean I judge the OP for going. Her life, her choice. Of course mothers deserve time out too.

    I just personally wouldn't want to be away on the other side of the world from my baby for that long at that age. It's not even about the birthday for me, which everyone else seems to be focusing on.

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    I definitely couldn't do it with a bub at that age but that's just me. I think there are two parts to this - 1. Being away from your baby for a week and 2. Missing their birthday. If your child's birthday didn't coincide with the trip would you even be questioning it? If not, then you should go. As many other posters have said, you can celebrate a bit earlier/later.

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    i could, and would go.

    go!!

    if someone said they'd pay for me to go to comicon in USA...dooooooooood i'd be there.

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    I def go. Have the birthday celebration early.

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    I understand how some people can't do it and thanks for your input.

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    I would definitely do it when they are little. Now I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old if I left them for a week it would be really hard for them as they would miss me (DH would be fine). My 2 year old? Meh he wouldn't skip a beat.

    It is the same when DH travels for work. The kids don't really notice as he's away so often but at first they'd miss him a lot.

    IMO the time to do it is when they are really little (although I think mums should do it when they feel ready).

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    I wouldn't. Maybe with my first who was weaned at 10 months, but DS1 and 2 were still total boob babies at that age and wouldn't take bottles. Plus, wouldn't want to be away from them for that long. If you can and want to though, I don't see why not!

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    I'm in two minds. As much as I would live to go and prob would it would be hard. I've left DS for a few days and that was hard and wasn't even his bday. But it's a once in a lifetime thing... It's a hard decision OP. do what feels right for you

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    i used to feel all bad leaving the kids, id miss them and get upset.

    now im like principal skinner and mrs krabappel when Bart goes to france as an exchange student... celeeeebrate good times come on!! *doo do doo doo dood oddoododod*

    mama needs a break! lolll

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    If you're going to miss a birthday now is the time to do it, in a few years they'll know and feel sad but now he won't know or care.


 

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