Traveling without my children

(12 Posts)
LillyMom Thu 30-Jun-16 21:31:59

Hi, I am married and have two kids (3 and 6) and I have never gone from them even for one single day. I live oceans apart from my family (parents and brothers) and I really want to visit them, but can't take my kids because of health issues (would be too long to explain).
I bought tickets to fly and see my family for 9 days, kids will stay with their dad.
I was so excited to go but I suddenly freak out thinking I will stay away from them for so many days.
Have any of you traveled without the kids? How did it feel for you? Was that a bad idea to go alone? Freakin out right now. confused

NickyEds Fri 01-Jul-16 20:07:37

I think it's a good idea, your dc will be with their dad and will be fine!

LillyMom Fri 01-Jul-16 21:28:54

Thanks. Needed to hear that. flowers

NickyEds Fri 01-Jul-16 21:51:46

I have a 2.6 year old and an 11 month old......I might invent some family abroad for the time away!!!

LillyMom Sun 03-Jul-16 07:58:05

grin I think it will be nice. Family is so important...

Ragwort Sun 03-Jul-16 08:00:15

Love it grin - off tomorrow for a week in the sunshine with a girl friend - no DH no DC - can't wait grin.

LillyMom Sun 03-Jul-16 22:11:13

Ahaha love people like you. grin

LillyMom Sun 03-Jul-16 22:12:16

How old are your kids, Ragwort?

NickyEds Mon 04-Jul-16 19:48:44

Completely envy at Ragwort now! My two both have chicken pox so I'm drowning in a sea of Calamine lotion and Callow, dreaming of being somewhere else!!

omri Mon 04-Jul-16 19:55:36

Mine are 4 and 2 and I've travelled away for work a number of times for 10 days or so. Missed them but they actually had a great time with dad while I was away - few nights going out for a pizza - lots of extra bedtime stories etc. Being on what's app helped too so dp could send me lots of pics and videos so I could see all was well and they were having a jolly time!
Enjoy your time away from them and the time with your family - they will be fine and actually I think it's good for them to see mom has an independent life away from them. But you'll be expected to bring home lots of presents!!!

TrixieBernadette Mon 04-Jul-16 20:47:59

Go, it will all be fine.

I've done three or four nights without mine. This year they're going for 14 nights with their dad - am part looking forward to it, part dreading it!

LillyMom Mon 04-Jul-16 21:45:13

Thanks ladies. For me it's part paradise, part torture. Great to hear how you deal with that. 😊

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