Post # 1
I have 2 children from my previous marriage and my FI and I have a daughter. I am very nervous about going off for a week and leaving them behind. I have no doubt they will be well cared for by my parents. I just dont want to leave my children. However, I do know that my new husband and I will need to spend some time alone too. I am especially nervous about going on a cruise and not being able to be in contact with them.
Anyone else in the same boat? Or already been there and done that? What are you doing? Did you do?
Post # 3
We left our 4yo and it was so hard! I made sure we would have a great Internet connection. We facetime-d in the morning, sent photos mid day and always saw her again to say good night. She ended up being just fine!
Post # 4
@MrsBrown13: You can phone or facetime easily from most cruise ships. There are only a few spots in mid ocean where you don`t have access to the net. Even there you could phone.
Post # 5
My husband and I left our 7 year old boy in the very good care of my parents while we honeymooned for 12 days in Europe. I was of course sad to leave him, and missed him terribl. Especially by the end of the trip, but I’m very glad we had that opportunity (my DH and I).
Of course its hard to leave your babies, but if you have someone who you trust completely to leave them with, they will live for a week or so without you. I feel that the honeymoon is sacred and incredibly important to a newly married couple – even a couple like us who were already parents together and already living as husband and wife basically.
If you really can’t stand the thought of leaving your kids for a long period of time, maybe just a long weekend trip (4 days) would work better.. Any time is better then no time, IMO.