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When is the first time you left your little ones for a couples getaway?

Anonymous

I have a 2, 4, and 6-year-old. My husband and I spend lots of alone time together after they go to bed and because we work together (co-owners of a business). We have not yet gone away (without kids) on holiday. My parents live on the other side of the globe. So, I’d have to leave them with a regular caregiver who I trust... But, I still hesitate given our 2 -year-old doesn’t really understand that mommy and daddy are going away, but just for a few days. When have you gone away on holiday kids free? How old were they? How did you explain and manage logistics?

  • Amanda
    Feb 01

    My husband and I went away to Asia (from CA) for two weeks while his parents (who flew in from Toronto) watched our 2 year old at our home. I made a booklet for the grandparents about everything they could possibly need to know (probably overdid it), put together a document giving permission for them to care for our child and had it notarized. For our son, I recorded myself reading a few of his favorite books for him to follow along, ordered a pillow with our photo printed on it for him to hug if he missed us, and made a chart counting down the days until our return where he would move the airplane closer each day. And we would Skype home every other day or so and he could talk/see us a little bit. It was sad to leave, but he was completely fine, and great for us to get away.