trouble with anniversary plans

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trouble with anniversary plans
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 11:43pm

So, I'm really kind of stuck.

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:02am

Sometimes we have to compromise - it's only fair. But do you think maybe he'd be into renting a RV instead of the air mattress? They can be very convenient and romantic. The last time DH and I went camping, I was 5 mos pregnant and sick as a dog. It poured rain for three days straight and it was so loud we couldn't sleep. Everything was drenched! I wanted to do the inn but he insisted (I camped throughout my 20s, he didn't and wanted the experience). Since then, we've switched to using an RV. It just makes so much more sense w/little ones. Last trip, there was a large thunder storm - we put a DVD on for DS1 and played cards at the dining table while we watched...it would have been very romantic if DS1 & my mother weren't there, LOL.

At least you have plans for your anniversary...the last 2 for us have just been, "happy anniversary...you don't need anything right???"...

Dee

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:19am

We have a budget of like 400 so with the tickets for the theme parks, food, campsite, and gas there's no money left.

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 9:33am

I think you should talk to your DH. If this trip sounds like fun to you, except that it's your anniversary, tell him so (especially if you know you'll be able to afford another trip later in the year). I'm sure that you can reach a compromise. If there's a reason why the theme park trip needs to happen now (as opposed to later in the year), then ask if he will take the romantic getaway later.

Bottom line is that it's your anniversary, and if either of you

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:05am

I agree with the others that you should try to reach some kind of compromise. If not a romantic trip later in the year, how about just ending this one with one night in a comfy hotel?

I also agree that it's important that you do something that is enjoyable to both of you. It sounds like you've gotten your way for the past few years so it's only fair that your DH has some input into celebrating your anniversary.

I hope that you can find some middle ground that makes the weekend enjoyable for both of you. DH and I aren't campers but I don't see any reason that it can't be romantic, if that's how you choose to see it.

RoseAnn

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 12:07pm

Well it does sound like fun but not quite as romantic as you had in mind,
I do agree with the others you might want to talk to DH.
See if you two can come up with some kind of compromise.
Let us know what happens :)




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Registered: 05-28-2011
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 5:06pm

thanks guys it's nice to just be able to talk these things out.

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Thu, 06-16-2011 - 10:01pm

"When I think of a romantic getaway I think, giant jacuzzi,