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    Yes my partner and myself have gone on 2 in 6 yrs one to the formula 1 and my son was about 3 so he would be too young and he wouldn't have understand he needed to wear ear protection.
    And another one was a weekend away in Sydney (which is only a couple hours from where we live) for a Internet/youtube/gaming/Web series expo company that my partner like watching.
    And a couple day/night things one for a concert and another for a another gaming expo as our son usually gets looked after by his grandparents once a month so we can have date nights and sleep or go to events that aren't really child friendly.

    Next month after I have open surgery my son will be going on hoildays up to far north Queensland to visit his cousin with his grandparents for a week so that will be another time away we my son had stayed at his grandparents since he was about 18 months a old has always been fine.
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    No I haven't. We don't get much choice in the matter with no family whatsoever in Australia.

    We did have one night away on our own when we were holidaying in France.

    It would feel weird though and I can't say it's something I'd like to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    No I haven't. We don't get much choice in the matter with no family whatsoever in Australia.

    We did have one night away on our own when we were holidaying in France.

    It would feel weird though and I can't say it's something I'd like to do.
    Even if you went away on your own and left your kids with your DH?

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    The only nights I have had away from my kids are hospital stays (births or children being admitted). In a few months I have to spend 2x 4 nights away from them (two weekends in a row) for training for a volunteer organisation and to be honest, I am dreading it. Despite it being something I REALLY want to do, I have considered cancelling several times.
    They are currently 6, 4, 3 and 2. Hubby goes away a bit of work. He is going away for a course for two weeks soon and then away for a union meeting the week after that. I am completely estranged from my family and my in-laws are 10 hours away. So it's just me a lot of the time I guess (though the eldest does go to school and the middle two go to preschool 3 days a week).
    I do plan on going on holiday with hubby for my 40th birthday to Antartica (my dream), but they will be 17, 15, 14 and 13 by then so hopefully I will feel more relaxed about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Even if you went away on your own and left your kids with your DH?
    Oh I see!

    Mmmh I guess I would for an important event where DH and my kids weren't invited but I wouldn't go past a couple of days/wkd.
    I'll probably change my tune when they are older but at 1 and 3yo I feel I have to be there.

    I would go for weeks for work though.

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    Default Has anyone been on 'holiday' alone since having children?

    See, I'm way more comfortable with going away and leaving DS with DH than us both going away without him, which we have done and he was fine and happy with his grandparents, we've done that twice. I do feel slightly guilty when we both go (more so when he was younger, not now) why shouldn't dads cope for a few days on their own? Why do mums feel they need/have to be there??

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    Dh and i had a weekend away, I got food poisoning and the airline lost my luggage
    I actually got a little sad as i worried if something happened to us the kids would be without parents

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    Oh yes, at least twice a year! I go away with two different groups of girlfriends annually, and I also took a long weekend away on my own in celebration of finishing breastfeeding with both kids. I've never given a second thought to leaving the kids with their dad for a week or so- he loves to travel too so will often tack on a few extra days of sightseeing if he goes away for work.
    It would be lovely to go on holidays with DP for more than a night (we've done that a couple of times) but our parents are getting too old now to take on the responsibility of both kids for an extended amount of time. Perhaps when they're a little older and more self sufficient.

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    We really, really want to, but I can never seem to commit..

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    Yep! Three times a year, girls trips and yoga retreats.
    Once or twice a year DH and I go away and leave DS with my parents (they fly over to London).
    Last year my Dad looked after DS solo for ten nights while DH and I went to the USA - he is the best Grandpa!
    This weekend we are going away overnight (1hr train ride) and DS will stay with his babysitter (that we have used multiple times a week and some overnights for 2+ years).
    It is really important for us to have time alone, time together and time as a family and we make it a priority.
    DS gets lots of trips with us too so he is not missing out on holidays!
    He will visit 12 countries this year

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