to disagree with DH over DCh sharing room on holiday?
tearinghairout · 03/04/2007 20:34
We have twins, a DS and a DD. They are 13. They have their own rooms at home, but when booking a holiday flat, DH said they ought to have their own rooms, which means a 3-bed which can take six ppl, rather than a 2-bed for four. It will cost about £130 more, which would pay for carhire, & I resent that.
They always share at ILs, no prob, but DH thinks they're getting 'to old'. He said this in front of them and of course they agree, but otherwise it wouldn't have occurred to them. What do you think?
raspberryberet · 03/04/2007 20:38
I think your dh is right - they are old enough now to need the privacy of their own room. They need privacy to dress, and some space of their own for a bit of peace if they want it.
I'd have been mortified to have to share with my brother when I was 13 - the thought of, for example, starting a period while I was away and having to deal with it with him in the room would have been awful.
compo · 03/04/2007 20:44
I agree with your dh. After all it's a holiday for your dcs as well as you so why should they have worse arrangments than they have at home. My parents used to put me and my sister in a double bed when we went on holiday. It was hell - I was a wriggler and she used to yell at me for waking her up.
Don't forget at 13 your twins aren't going to want to go on holiday with you for much longer so make the most of it.
ravenAK · 03/04/2007 20:46
Would it be possible to say 'The holiday budget is £x, if you two share we can save £130 & [treat which everyone in family would like]?'
Given your dh has already raised this in front of them, they're hardly going to WANT to share.
Why does dh think they're too old? To share with a non-related kid of opposite sex, yes, probably, but to muck in with a twin on holiday is different!
3easterbunniesandnomore · 03/04/2007 20:57
my dh and I have been married for 12 years and not gotten one holiday in this time...other then visiting family in gmerany or when living in germany in england...so, really, bloody be glad one can afford a proper holiday at all....sorry....but does get to me that people have the "audacity" to then complain about standard of...aslong as you get properly away as a family does it matter?
tearinghairout · 03/04/2007 21:26
OK! Can see we're pretty evenly divided over this one.
We all tend to go to bed at the same time on hol, will be out in the evening or in the living room (playing scrabble - huh! arguing more like), so why on earth should I cough up the extra? Secondly, this stuff about why should they have worse than at home - never heard of camping??? After all, it's only for a week.
I do agree with the thing about periods,she's just started, and I admit I hadn't thought of that one, but there are two bathrooms!
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