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When did you first go away on vacation without the kids? Was is fun and relaxing, or stressful and worrisome?
Answered on 12th March 2008:
My husband and I left our children at one year of age with a close family friend for about 5 days. We would go on about 4 trips a year for anywhere from 2 - 7 days. Our longest trip was when they were 9 and 10, we left for two weeks (too long). Our girls are now 2, 11 and 12. While it was great to get away with my husband, the only way that it was relaxing was trusting my caregiver. I think that it is really important for a marriage to have get away time. We always appreciate our kids so much more when we come back and we get renewed as well. It is a good way for your children to establish bonds with other people and know that they can rely on others. whatever you do, it has to feel right for you.