Mum dares to ask “would you go on holidays without your kids?” and receives some very encouraging responses.
Sharing online the mum explained, “My husband has been offered an all-expenses paid trip for work and partners are invited.
“If I were to go, with, this would mean 10 days away from the kids (who are 4, 5 and 7 years). I have never even been away from them for one night and I can’t imagine leaving them for so long.
“It’ll be a bit of a juggling act if I go and I will have to ask in-laws and friends to help out. But I am wracked with guilt about even thinking about it. Have you gone on holiday without the kids?
What mums thought
The resounding response that quite surprised us was GO and have fun! There is nothing wrong with a bit of you time every now and then.
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Melissa shared, “I went to Queensland for 4 days and my mum had my 4 kids my partner took me away to celebrate me graduating my course I loved it missed the kids but they were 15, 14, 8, and 5 at the time.”
Rach said, “Yes! I went on a 10 day cruise with out my kids and also went to the snow for a week with out them they are 8 and 12 they were in good hands whilst I was gone and a break is good.”
Maureen shared, “Go, it may be the only chance you get… I left mine once with my sister to go overseas with my husband. It was great, l missed them terribly and by the end did cry to come home lol… but it did us all the world of good…”
Cassie said, “Yes! I went on a 10 night cruise, without my then 10 and 2 year old, was the best mental health break ever! And I’ve done regular getaways without them since. They survive, I survive and we’re all better for it when I return.”
Julie wrote, “Go ! Your kids will survive the ten days and you will also and ya all just might appreciate each other even more after and you and hubby deserve some time together also without the kids as this is how ya stay connected.”
“They will survive!!!!”, wrote another mum.
Jill wrote, “Go Girl Go- It’s a NO BRAINER !! Children need to learn to enjoy and trust the other people their parents have chosen to be in their lives- It will also be a learning experience for the children. Not forgetting your Husband is the MOST important person in your life -You will want him there long after the children have flown the nest so enjoy time with him too.”
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