Yes it is a generalisation. I'm not saying a night into town or a dinner, that's nice every now and then (and yes grandparents love it) I'm saying I know couples who constantly leave their kids weekends/days and long holidays overseas to have a fun, enjoyable holiday. What about the kids? Why have them if you don't enjoy them with you on these holidays? Then they use the whole "time to reconnect" excuse to not feel guilty. At the end of the day it's only my opinion. Each to their own.