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I would like to hear everyone’s views on this – would you go on a holiday without your kids?

Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 9th June 2015

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  • Not both of us together. But my husband and I have both taken the odd weekend away without the kids (or each other) and it can be a real help to refresh you.

  • Impossible without family or friends to look after them… but could schedule something for school camp week!

  • Wherever you went on your honeymoon. I would go Thailand with hubby or Europe.

  • In my opinion , it depends on the ages of the child/ kids . I remembered a story when my brother in law forced his wife who just gave birth to their first child of 6 weeks to embark on an overseas trip. She just cried and cried while he enjoyed it , she couldn’t even sleep. Call it selfish or mad , but to me that is too much . Funny enough if that was me I would have said go yourself and leave me be . They never did that again until he was much older . To me it depends on the ages and if timing is good.

  • My husband and I are going to NZ for 10 days next week without our children. Its the first time we have been away that we have not had at least 1 kid with us or I have not been pregnant. So yes I think its absolutely ok.

  • remember why you had kids? because you met someone and fell in love…. HELL YES, take a break without the tin lids!!!

  • I have only been away without my kids once. And it wasn’t really a holiday, it was for my dad’s funeral, and it was not by choice. I simply didn’t have the cash at such short notice :(

  • Look as long as it’s not a regular thing and you take your kids on holidays too why not? Everyone deserves a break and a kid free holiday will probably rejuvenate you and make you not only refreshed but appreciate how much you miss your kids! They won’t mind if they get to have a holiday too (like staying with the grandparents what a treat!)

  • I’ve often day dreamed about how relaxing it would be to have a holiday without the kids, but I think the reality is that I just wouldn’t be able to do it. I’d constantly be thinking about how much they would love this and that, and I’d miss them.

  • I wish lol. no probably not,

  • Yeah i would. But not overseas, and only for a few nights.
    Just because you have children doesn’t mean you can’t have some time out!
    I have 3 boys 6, 5 and 1. I’ve still not had a honeymoon yet and coming up to 4 years married in November, been together 12 years and never had a proper holiday together either.
    We had a family holiday to Fiji this year, my baby was 8 months old. While it was wonderful and an amazing experience for my children. Hubby and I didn’t get any time together just as a couple.
    I think once your kids are at an age you are comfortable to leave them with grandparents for a few nights a mini holiday would be nice. We are hoping to do something around our wedding anniversary hopefully to see the great Barrier reef for a few nights and my boys will stay with my mum, youngest sister and brother :)

  • I guess it depends on how old they are and where you want to go and for how long.

    When I was 2 or 3 I was left with grandparents while the rest of the family went on holiday to Vanuatu. It just made practical sense.

  • No never we’d miss them too much plus our holidays are always based on our family!

  • I was considering going away for a night just in town, but I don’t know if I could cope. I am getting married with in a year and when that happens the honeymoon will definitely be just us, but other than that, I personally couldn’t.

  • No. My hubby and I have the same idea when it comes to holidays. No one will be left behind. We go as a family. If we have to enjoy ourselves, the children will be included. We try to save and plan our trip early so we have enough funds to use.

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