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cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 19:55:50

DH has just fit back from a trip to Germany. He has said he would like to take our DS 15years to USA for a week. Leaving me and DD 13months at home.

I can understand they want a trip together and to be fair I'm not up for taking DD away at such a young age such a long way.

AIBU in not wanting them to go??

TalkinPeace2 Sun 23-Sep-12 19:58:34

YABU to not go as well.
Toddlers are fine on planes.

notsofrownieface Sun 23-Sep-12 19:58:59

Where in America? Has your ds been before?

AnOldieButNotSoGoody Sun 23-Sep-12 19:59:37

Why don't you want them to go?

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 19:59:39

San Diego

Yeah we've all been before

Ragwort Sun 23-Sep-12 19:59:54

Why wouldn't you want your son to have a holiday with his father confused - is it because you don't want to be home alone with your daughter; does this mean you don't get a 'family holiday'?

I have lovely memories of going away with just my mum when I was 15, we went to Paris, my father and brother stayed at home.

My DH and DS often have holidays away together, they enjoy a hobby that I have no interest in and I love being home alone.

I think it sounds fab that your DH wants to take DS to such an exciting place, and with the age gap between your children it might be quite tricky finding a holiday you all enjoy.

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:00:36

I don't want to be left by myself with DD for a whole week!! It would prob be fine

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:01:21

Yeah I'm being selfish arent I ?!

AnOldieButNotSoGoody Sun 23-Sep-12 20:01:40


A week is nothing.

Let them go with your blessing.

hermioneweasley Sun 23-Sep-12 20:02:01

With a nearly grown up DS I think I would brave the flight and have a family holiday

kinkyfuckery Sun 23-Sep-12 20:02:03

It depends on your reasons for not wanting them to go...

puds11 Sun 23-Sep-12 20:02:14

Doesn't your son have school?

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:03:22

They could go in half term

LittleBairn Sun 23-Sep-12 20:03:43

I'd agree to them going but on the understanding that you will also have your own holiday/mini break and your DH can look after the kids.

Sirzy Sun 23-Sep-12 20:03:58

Go with them then!

monsterchild Sun 23-Sep-12 20:04:49

Ooh, San Diego is fun! If you don't want to go with Lo, why not let the boys go and have a girls week in? Do you have friends/family that can come a visit? it would be an opportunity for me to have my sister visit and we'd get up to lots of fun!

or I'd just lie around and be slobby and happy...

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:04:55

Littlebairn I suggested that I went away for a week and DH said no!!

TalkinPeace2 Sun 23-Sep-12 20:04:57

so you DONT want to be in the USA for Halloween and November 1st?
You DONT want your toddler to have a play on the beach in San Diego in October
You would rather stay here ?

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:05:47

I suppose a week isn't that long really

Lucie99 Sun 23-Sep-12 20:06:02

YABU to now want to go! Sod that ... I'd take DD and let your husband and son go off on day trips whilst you and your DD did some lovely things together. San Diego has a fabulous zoo, museums, shopping and at 13 months DD will still nap so you can have some downtime too.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Sun 23-Sep-12 20:07:00

This would probably be my initial reaction too, along with "so where's my holiday?!" but on reflection I'd be happy for them to have male bonding time. A week isn't long at all and I'd be more concerned that it would be a waste of money for them to go for such a short time, especially factoring in jet lag.

ScariestFairyByFar Sun 23-Sep-12 20:07:12

Let them go, book a couple of nights in a near by hotel for you and dd and they'll be back in a week what's the big deal?

cheekypickle Sun 23-Sep-12 20:07:17

I would love to go but I'm scared about taking her on a plane!! And worried about her routine getting out of sync, wide awake at night on holiday etc

AnOldieButNotSoGoody Sun 23-Sep-12 20:07:23

Why did he say no hmm

kinkyfuckery Sun 23-Sep-12 20:08:47

What is your DS expected to do with himself whilst your DH is having his afternoon sleep?

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