How do you feel about...

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
How do you feel about...
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:08pm

... taking a vacation without your spouse or children?  Seems as if it is a new trend!

Does jetting off to some exotic locale while your hubs and the kids stay home sound like a dream come true? Well, go ahead and wake up: Reuters reports that these days, momsanddads are making solo trips a reality.


Trend Alert: More Moms Are Taking Vacations Without the Family-  http://www.ivillage.com/moms-and-dads-are-taking-solo-vacations/6-a-477223#ixzz22OjyY9as
Have you ever (or would you ever) take a vacation without your DH/SO and your children?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:11pm
I'll admit that I've done it once before. Several years ago my parents went to Disney World with my two younger sisters. We couldn't afford for all of us to go but I was able to go with them for a pretty low cost- so I went. My boys still don't know about it to this day- they just think I was away for work. I will say, I felt horribly guilty the entire time so that kind of ruined it a bit. However, I saw it as a time to bond with my younger sisters...

Anyway, my BF wants to go on a weekend trip to Vegas this fall. Larry says he's fine with it, but that guilt is sneaking back in.... Not sure if I'll go or not.

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Sat, 08-04-2012 - 2:10pm
I did go with my dad and some of his family after dh and I were married to the Latvian Song Festival in Toronto for a week. But, that is it. He had started a new job and could not take time off yet. I would not like to go without dh on most vacations. He is my best friend. I guess I could go with a friend.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:41am

I would definitely consider a weekend away without dh or the boys, but probably no longer than that.  Frankly, I would just miss them.  Dh and I have done a night away once or twice, but I have never gone away without him.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2005
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:42am

I would definitely go to Vegas, Kristy!  It's only a weekend and I'm sure you'd have a blast!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 10:48pm
A weekend would be fun.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!