Post # 17
If you bring a child with you, it’s not a honeymoon. It’s a family vacation. My husband told me a lot of people asked him if we were bringing his son on our honeymoon. It surprised both of us. Why would we bring him? Honeymoons are not for children. If you want to take a family trip instead, more power to you. But I really don’t think you can call it a honeymoon.
Post # 18
@Msmarie31: Having been on serveral cruises, I don’t think it would be that big of a deal to have your daughter with you. Like you said, there’s kids camp during the day and I know some cruise lines also offer in room babysitting if you wanted a late night out at the disco. Another consideration, even with leaving your daughter with any of the grandmothers is the natural separation anxiety that kids get from being away from their parents – parents get it too. Phone calls from the boat to land are quite expensive. Being that its a marriage of you two and your daughter is a result of your union, I say bring her and share in the joy together as a family. In My Humble Opinion,
Post # 19
- Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club
I understand why some bee’s don’t consider it to be a honeymoom if you bring your child, but unfortunately is what WORKS for some parents. If it’s what works for me, dont expect me to call it anything less than what it is for me, a honeymoon. (with my child, but still my honeymoon).
DH and I went to a cruise without our daughter, and even though We had a great time and tried new activities and whatnot, I was constantly thinking about my kid to the point that it wasnt as fun anymore.
so in some cases what should some parents do? Wait till the kiddo turns 18 to be able to go on a honeymoon alone or take the child and have a honeymoon? Just saying. Parenthood comes with a shitload of Adaptation.
totally agree on the cost of calls, lol.
Post # 20
It seems more like a family vacation than a honeymoon if you bring your kid along, and sleep in the same room with her. Obviously nothing’s gonna happen then right?
Post # 21
I also think it’d be more of a family vacation than a honeymoon, but if that’s what you and your Fiance want, why not?
Post # 22
I’m with the other bees that this would make it more of a family vacation and not a honeymoon. I think its nice that you want to include her, but….idk I think I would end up regretting that. I’m thinking back to my recent cruise honeymoon and we partied it up big time and just let loose and really enjoyed our first trip alone as husband and wife. We could never have done that if we had had a child along.
I think you owe it to yourself and your husband to have some quality ALONE time together. I’m sure as a parent you understand how rare that is!! Take it and enjoy it!
Post # 23
We just had our DW/honeymoon at Disney and of course my children were with us…we still had a great time and managed to get one night to ourselves.
It was a choice between having the kids with us or no honeymoon at all…EVER…so what would you think we would choose?!
Post # 24
@Msmarie31: May I suggest you add a poll to get a clearer picture of the demographics?
I’m really curious, out of the brides that are saying no don’t bring her because then its not a honeymoon, what their ages are? if they have kids? and what age their kids are?
I’m just wondering if the advice you’re getting may be from young brides without kids and/or older brides wher the kids may be more self-sufficient (13+).
A cruise 5-7+ days is a really long time away from your young child.
Either way, the choice is yours…
By The Way: Early 30s, no kids of my own, but Fiance has a 16 year old who’s coming on the cruise-wedding/honeymoon with us in his own room down the hall.
Post # 25
I love my son and step son with all my heart but honeymoon should be about the 2 of us. I understand is different for everyone and I get is hard to go away with out the kids but is a great for the couple to have some alone time. my kids and I are always together I work from home but they are also close to their grandparents they are really exited about spending some time with grandma. I been away before for 7 days I called them every day I was gone. And promised them I will take them to disney next year .