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    Default Leaving the kids...

    ...so you can holiday... have you done it?

    We were planning a family holiday for later in the year, but we are now considering going on our own as dd just does not sleep at night unless she is in her bedroom and it's not fun for anyone.

    I just wonder how they would go for afew days without us. Dd will be 1 in April afew days after ds turns 3. They both know and love their grandparents and see them all regularly, inlcuding sleepovers for ds.

    So if you have had a holiday without the kids how long did you go for? How old were your kids and how did they cope? How far did you go?

    We would probably do Melbourne which is an hour plane ride or day drive.

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    Yep we flew from isolated nt to Melbourne to go skiing. Left the kids 18mths and 4 with mum at home..we went for 9 days. They coped fine. We went on an hour plane ride to mainland then 3-4hrs plane trip to Melbourne then a 3-4hr drive to the ski resort.

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    A friend of ours left their 1yo with grandparents to do a 3-4 week Europe trip. Bub was fine. They skyped each day.

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    If you are fine with it and it sounds like your LO's are comfortable with grandparents, go for it! I just can't bring myself to separate from DS for longer periods. My DS is 4 and the longest he has been away from me in a single stint is 2 nights!

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    Go for it!

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    We left our 2 yo with grandparents to go to a wedding in NZ for a week. Whenever we rang she was too busy to come to the phone (we could hear her giving her excuse in the background). Our only problem was a bit of deprogramming when we got back as my mother had carried her around when I would normally make her walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    If you are fine with it and it sounds like your LO's are comfortable with grandparents, go for it! I just can't bring myself to separate from DS for longer periods. My DS is 4 and the longest he has been away from me in a single stint is 2 nights!
    I think I would miss them more than they would miss me lol. Dh says he'd like to go for a week... but I just don't think I could handle it! I would be happy with 2 days lol but will probably compromise at 4.

    Thanks for all the replies

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    We want for a week and they stayed with the grandparents...
    I missed the. But it was nice to finally spend time with DH alone..... We haven't had that really since we had kids over5 yrs ago.

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    I don't think I could do it personally. But if you are comfortable, why not! I haven't left dd overnight yet and she is 3. She would love it but I think I would miss her too much!

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    I haven't gone on a holiday - but I had surgery and they spent the week at their dad's place. I missed them but they were fine.

    I'd love to go on a holiday next. Go for it I say


 

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