please don’t go!
You are looking forward to a romantic holiday with your hubby but your child starts wailing and insists that she wants to tag along. offers ways to assuage your guilt.
Don’t be too ambitious Arrange good-quality childcare
Make sure she’ll be well looked after (perhaps by her grandparents) while you are both away, and that she has a fun-lled time.
Plan her schedule as if it were part of your holiday – you don’t want to receive frantic calls while you are on the road simply because your child is bored and has nothing else to do. Plan a short break of several days rather than one lasting a fortnight – those longer, more adventurous, couples-only holidays can wait until your child is much older and more independent.
You’ll probably start pining for your child the minute you wave goodbye to her, and spend most of the time talking about her while you are away.
A weekend or a midweek two-day break is adequate time for you and Hubby to enjoy yourselves without worrying about your sixyear-old, and for her to cope without you.