I am open to all opinions and suggestions here. I have a BIG birthday coming up in about 9 months. I have said for a few years now that I would rather not have a party.
I would much rather celebrate somewhere warm, tropical, and where I can have a frozen drink (with a fancy umbrella in it, of course) in my hand at 9am and not be judged. I want crystal blue waters and my toes in the sand. Not too much to ask when you are turning the big 4-0! I want to plan where to go, and invite anyone who would like to join us. Other couples, single friends, or do we add families to that list?
So here is my dilemma; is it possible to go on vacation without your children and without guilt? Being so young (2 and 3 years old, the 14 year old will be mad, not sad, he isn’t with us) will they be extremely sad to have us gone for that long (maybe 4 nights)?
At first I thought let’s plan a family vacation and then everyone that wanted to join us would still be welcome. Then my husband said “with the kids?” I guess that is just the way I thought it would have to be. He got my wheels turning. It would be way less money if just the two of us went. It would be a well deserved break. It would also be great to just have adult time with some great friends. However is it okay?
Is it okay to ask other relatives to come stay at your home, with your children, while you go on vacation? Will the children be able to handle 5days/4 nights without us? When you arrive at your vacation destination, do you feel guilty going without them? Or is it more like WooooHooo let the party begin?
I am looking for sincere feedback from you, my readers. Have you done this before? How did it go? Any tips on making it easier on the kids if we went?
I would love to go for the break, and to be able to have some alone time with my husband again. I just wonder if this will become part of my next #badmom series. LoL!
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