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existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting emmygog[Felix's Mommy]:" I'm glad I'm not the only person who feels that way. lol I am so attached to my son and I don't think ... [snip!] ... remember my mom being away for more than a few days, even when I was a teenager. Maybe that's another reason it's odd to me."

My in laws couldn't even respect my parenting choices for three damn days.. Not sure I could ever trust somebody for two weeks.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting kate & tilly:" No. I breastfeed. I'd also be freaked about something happening and I'd be stuck put at sea and couldn't get to her. That's just me though."

They have airports at the places you stop.

Freya D Due December 27; 1 child; Brookings, Oregon 1196 posts
28th Feb '13

NEVER ds is almost 17 months and i still wouldnt leave him for weeks or even over night

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11974 posts
28th Feb '13

If I could pump breastmilk with a pump and baby would take a bottle sure lol. If you really want to go and have someone you trust to take care of your baby then do it. Breaks are at times a rare thing for those of us who have kids. Your baby won't forget you, but will need time to adjust when you get back, routine wise especially.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
28th Feb '13

I personally couldnt do it. My DS is 20 months, and I'm still not ready to let him stay the night with someone else, let alone be gone two weeks. Maybe when he is 2, I would consider going for a weekend, but two weeks is just way to long for me. I wouldnt be able to enjoy myself.

......................... 17 kids; Washington 807 posts
28th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" "I am not trying to be judgemental, but let me go ahead and be judgemental" Yes, I would go on a cruise for 2 weeks if I had someone to watch my child"</blockquote>




Finding it strange isn't all that judgmental. I never said I thought she shouldn't go. It's not my kid and I'm not her. I had just never had my parent leave much in my childhood so it was odd to me when I first heard of her leaving. Having a reaction doesn't mean I'm talking poorly of her or her decisions. :/

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting emmygog[Felix's Mommy]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Smartass *TTC*:</b>" "I am not trying to be judgemental, but ... [snip!] ... was odd to me when I first heard of her leaving. Having a reaction doesn't mean I'm talking poorly of her or her decisions. :/"

I think it's odd people give their kids ugly haircuts. I keep that to myself.

GlamChic Due August 7 (boy); 1 child; North Carolina 4585 posts
28th Feb '13

Hell no! DD comes with us to all of our cruises. She's going on her 5th cruise in March and she's only 4 years old! She loves cruising and we just couldn't enjoy our vacation without her. They have free camps and they babysit at night for a low fee so you can do adult stuff while the kids are being entertained.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16429 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" "I am not trying to be judgemental, but let me go ahead and be judgemental" Yes, I would go on a cruise for 2 weeks if I had someone to watch my child"

:lol:
I love that.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27604 posts
28th Feb '13

Nope, I've never left my 4 1/2 year old anywhere longer then like 7ish hours so no I wouldnt leave my baby that long. Its just not something I would do but if others want to hey its their kid!



ETA: well as long as its safe people and not like crack heads...then I'd judge lol

GTFOGTFO 6 kids; Italy 5611 posts
28th Feb '13

It doesn't really matter how many times you say you're not being judgmental, because you still are being judgmental. JS.



If it works for them, I don't see the issue. I personally wouldn't because I EBF the boys, so it just wouldn't work out at that age for us.



DH and I left our kids (they were 3 and 6 at the time) in the US with our parents for almost two weeks when we went to visit friends in France. People shoved their noses in that too, so we told them to kiss it and had ourselves a fabulous little time.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20756 posts
28th Feb '13

at 7 months, no. If it was like for a weekend, then yes maybe I would go. I keep sane by going on vacations kid free.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
28th Feb '13

I have a friend whose husband passed away when her daughter was really young. She had never worked a day in her life so she took her daughter back to Iraq and left her with her parents for 2 years while she got her life together. She lived in a shitty apartment in a shitty side of town and didn't want to subject her child to that struggle. Now she's very successful, got remarried recently and her daughter is back in the states with her. Her daughter didn't forget her in those 2 years. I realize it's very different from a vacation but my point was to the people who said that they worry their kids would forget them.

Alexandra plus 3 Due July 22; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; El Paso, Texas 6708 posts
28th Feb '13
Quoting Smartass *TTC*:" "I am not trying to be judgemental, but let me go ahead and be judgemental" Yes, I would go on a cruise for 2 weeks if I had someone to watch my child"

I was thinking the same thing :?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
28th Feb '13

DH and I go away once a year alone. We normally go for a week, my parents take our kids. I love having time with just my husband and other adults. For my personally I don't think it's healthy to not have alone time,