Need advice fast about upcoming trip!

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Need advice fast about upcoming trip!
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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 12:38pm
DH has a four day business trip to LA coming up over Father's Day weekend. The question is whether or not some combination of DS, my parents, and I should go along this time, or when he's going back for a week in November. For the week in November, DS and I will definitely go, as DH will have more flexibility and time and we can hit Disneyland, etc. together. We love to travel and I hate to pass up a jaunt of any sort, esp. over Father's Day, but I'm just not sure if it's worth it to take a 5 YO on 6 hr. flights (we're in upstate NY) for a 4 day trip when DH is not going to be around much anyway and we'll be there in 5 months anyhow.

My parents have long wanted to take DS on a camping trip, and this would be a good time for them to do so, so I could go with DH on a trip alone for the first time in 5 yrs. (I've only spent 2 nights in DS's life away from him!), but I'm not sure what I'd do by myself all day out there. That's when the notion of having my parents come along this time came up. (We all get along well, so potential IL problems are not an issue.) I've got to decide ASAP! Any input appreciated!

Donna

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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 1:05pm
Personally, I would go for the just you and DH weekend together. And let your IL's take DS camping.

Sounds like a wonderful time for ALL of you. And you won't have to spend money on 3 extra plan tickets, worry about a 6 hour flight with a 5 year old (just did that last month - but it was only 3), and what I wouldn't give for some alone time with DH - not to mention alone time with myself.

You and DH have fun. DS and his grandparents will have a great time together. BTW, have you asked DS????

Kathy

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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 2:16pm
I vote for having the grandparents take DS camping, and you go on the trip. I am sure you will be able to find something to do during the day by yourself.

Kris

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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 3:20pm
Well, I didn't want to ask DS in too much detail because he would be upset then if we decided it was better to do something different than he wanted. I did run by him, what would he think of making a real camping trip, just him, Grandma and Grandpa, and he said he'd want me to come with him, but again, that's no real surprise as we are so constantly together I don't think he could even picture being without me for a night. He is a big fan of the camping idea in general and loves overnights in their pop-up camper even when it's just in their yard, and I have no worries about him being ok with them, it would just be hard getting on a plane without him! He's my little buddy, you know.

I do think it's about time, though, that DH and I had a little alone time, don't you? What's even wilder is that DH seems to be leaning toward having me come alone and having DS go on his first "big boy overnight" camping. Hmmm, my PJ's just might have to fail to make the suitcase! ;-)

Thanks for the input/permission! ;-)

Donna

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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 3:35pm
You go girl!!

Better yet, buy a new sexy little teddy and HAVE FUN!!!!!

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Thu, 05-22-2003 - 8:39pm
I say let him spend time with the grandparents, if you can stand it. I know I myself miss Tre when he is away from me for longer than two days. Shoot, one night gets iffy, LOL! If you think it'll work, and they have lots of good stuff planned, why not try it? I mean, it's a great opportunity for everyone involved. *wink*

I'm trying to send you an email, but I don't have your addya nd ivillage says you don't have one set up with them anymore. Mine is mixee1@yahoo.com if you want to send me something without giving it out to others. =)

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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 6:44am
Janet, check your email! Donna