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To go on honeymoon without young DC?

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StrawberryButtons · 18/03/2023 17:48

So finally, after 7 years and 2 DC together DP and I are getting married in November. We have booked our honeymoon and plan to not take the DC. They will be 5 and 20 months when we go away and we'll be gone for 10 days. My parents have very generously offered to have them. They've had them before but the longest has been 3 days (all was fine). Youngest goes to my parents at least one day a week whilst I work and has done since 6 months old so is well used to them.

I am really looking forward to it but a friend has made me second guess myself, she looked frankly horrified when I said we weren't taking the DC and said how young they still were, how long we'd be gone for etc.

This will be the first time we'll have gone on 'proper' holiday without DC and the first time DP will have been abroad! I'm now starting to worry I will traumatise them by leaving them for 10 days!

YABU - Your friend is right
YANBU - Enjoy the honeymoon, kids will be fine

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Am I being unreasonable?


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BMrs · 19/03/2023 15:29

We've been away for a week and it was amazing!! Face time a couple of times a day and they will be absolutely fine!


Coffeeandcrocs · 19/03/2023 15:33

I personally think 10 days is a long time to leave children of that age. I left my 8 year old for a week when DC3 was born suddenly at 34 weeks and I stayed in the entire time with him and even now 15 months on she's very anxious about being away from me.

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