Who watches your kids when you go on vacation?
August 7, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
Parents of MeFi: What on earth do you do with your children if/when you go on vacation and don't want to take the kids?
posted by peep to human relations (60 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about asking this question for a while but never posted it because I'm not sure what I'm looking for here. Am I missing something?
When my brother and I were kids, my parents went on 2 or 3 vacations a year by themselves - anywhere from a couple days to two weeks. We could stay with any one of my mom's 3 sisters. They were stay-at-home moms. Or we could stay with either of my grandmas, who were both pretty young, in good health, and neither of whom worked outside of the home. We also stayed with some family friends (the moms didn't work). This also worked because my mom didn't work, so she would watch the kids of THOSE families sometimes, like a trade-off situation.
I would love to go on vacation with my husband, alone. Our son is almost 7 and this has never happened. We know LITERALLY NO ONE who doesn't work at least 30 hours a week. We can't be the only ones.
If you are in this sitation, what do you do? Just not go on vacation, or always take your kids? Are there some other options I'm not thinking of?