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to consider spending a night in a Travelodge with a male friend and both our DCs?

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create Fri 17-Jun-11 15:07:04

I'm posting this here, because I honestly don't know the answer, so don't be too hard on me!

This is a good friend I've known for nearly 20 years. We take DC to football together regularly (my DH and his DW prefer not to go).

There is a game coming up at a famous seaside town c. 2.5 hours drive from home. It will be on a mid-week eve in the summer holidays and we've discussed the possibility of making it a big summer treat for the DC, by travelling down in he morning for a day on the beach, pub dinner and the game. The game ends c. 10pm, which is already a late night for the DC (ages 8, 10 & 11) but it is the school hols.

If I was going on my own, with a female friend or with DH, I think I'd go for the option of the overnight stay, rather than getting DCs home around 1am.

The is a lovely man who I would trust completely with mine and my DCs safety. I expect the boys will want to room together so sleeping arrangements would be 2 rooms, one with the 3 boys and probably me (younger DCs are mine) and my friend in the other room on his own - unless I can persuade him to swap!

We'll be well chaperoned and I can't really see anything wrong with it, it's just a feeling that it's not quite right. Friend's DW is apparently fine with it - glad she's not expected to go! DH says he's OK, but he did hesitate a bit.

DoMeDon Fri 17-Jun-11 15:09:26

YANBU - is hardly the 2 of you alone at the ritz - bunch of kids in a a travel lodge couldn't be less romantic!

Jojay Fri 17-Jun-11 15:10:08

I'd be fine with it.

My DH and my best (girl)friend have been off to festivals a few times and slept in a tent together.

Fine by me, fine by her DH. You're not sharing a room - definitely fine!

steamedtreaclesponge Fri 17-Jun-11 15:13:33

I thought you were going to be sharing a room! In which case I would be a bit hmm

Separate rooms is fine.

notso Fri 17-Jun-11 15:20:51

They are going to be sharing a room.

I wouldn't think twice about it unless one of you has 'form'.

notso Fri 17-Jun-11 15:22:26

Oh I see you are not going to be sharing then read wrong.
What on earth is the problem then?

WhoAteMySnickers Fri 17-Jun-11 15:29:42

If I'm being entirely honest I'd be slightly hmmmm if my DH was going to do this. I don't know why.

And yet he's taken customers (female) to other countries overnight to look at some of his work and I don't have a problem with it.

Perhaps it's the thought of them having a lovely family day and me missing out on it? Or more likely, I'm probably just weird.

MindyMacready Fri 17-Jun-11 15:49:06

I too read it wrong and thought that you meant all sharing one room & thought hmm, but see no issues or problems as I finally understand it! grin

create Fri 17-Jun-11 16:11:33

Ah, so we mostly think it's Ok, as long as we don't share a room.

WhoAteMySnickers, I get that actually - so would you be uncomfortable with us going at all, even if we come straight home and don't stay the night, will still have had the day out?

I feel at bit hmm becasue I know what my paretns will say blush but I really should be old enough to get over that!

Besom Fri 17-Jun-11 16:23:21

My dh has female friend he has known for 20 years and it wouldn't even cross my mind to be bothered if they did something like this.

brass Fri 17-Jun-11 16:31:44

if it was my DH I'd be fine about it - does that help?

but I don't want to see you on here in a few weeks moaning about how you went away with some man and how you're in love and torn about making your marriage work. grin

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