I'm thinking of going to Europe for a trip with hubby. Just us. We have three kids that we need to leave with grannies while we are gone. How long do you think is reasonable to leave 3 kids? One is in prep, one is 3 and the youngest is 1. I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks...would you do it?
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20-08-2013 13:53 #1Senior Member
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How long would you leave your kids?
20-08-2013 13:58 #2
You will get many passive aggressive responses saying they would never leave their kids (insinuating that neither should you )
I guess it depends on lots of things- kids temperaments, how often the GPs look after them, will they be all together or split up, how you personally feel about leaving them.
2 weeks sounds fine to me, if you think you won't miss them too much! You'll probably miss them but still have a great time
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20-08-2013 13:58 #3
When DS was 2 we went on Honeymoon for 5 days to NZ, it was awfull leaving him (seemed like a good idea when we booked it!) I was ok for the 5 days, but could not have gone longer and I don't think I want to do it again TBH. Maybe one or two nights not too far away.
20-08-2013 14:03 #4
Lol, your not going to like my answer:
1 NIGHT !!!
Dh and I booked a 'romantic' weekend away and I accidentally booked 2 nights instead of 1 night. I have already told the B&B only to expect us for 1.
I just cant be away from my two boys (4yrs and 18m) for more than 1 night. I miss them way to much and my boys are very, very attached to me.
Have you ever been away from them for more than 1 night before? It's harder than it sounds!
20-08-2013 14:05 #5
It's such a long flight to Europe, so to go for a week or less is a waste IMO. Two weeks is probably better.
20-08-2013 14:06 #6Senior Member
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1 night. But DS2 is still bf and DS1 is going through a precious stage. If you think that 2 weeks is doable for your family then I think you should go - and secretly I'm a little jealous.
20-08-2013 14:15 #7
Hubby and I did France last year with children pretty much the same age as yours and did 2 weeks. Left children at home with Nan that is!
20-08-2013 14:18 #8
Can I come? A two week break sounds like bliss!
If I knew whoever was looking after my kids could cope with them and I was going to so far away I'd do 2 weeks for sure.
So far I've only gone away for 2 nights, 3 hours away. Df looked after the kids.
Like FL said, brace yourself for the passive aggressive
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20-08-2013 14:21 #9
If you would be fine with it then go for it!
My kids would flip a shiz. But if they were 100% fine with change in routine and i knew they wouldnt send my parents to the loony bin i'd do it!
20-08-2013 14:24 #10
I'd say it completely depends on the people looking after them. How long are they comfortable to have them for? How well do they know the kids, including all the little things that upset your kids, their idiosyncrasies etc?
I'd be asking the grannies what time frame they thought was reasonable and go from there.
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