Would you go on holiday without your kids? Mum planning week's break with hubby divides opinion | The Sun
A MUM has divided opinions after she said she was planning a holiday with her husband – but would leave her four young children at home with their grandparents.
While some families look forward to their annual holiday together, other parents need some quality time without the kids.
It's a dilemma that has plagued one mum's summer holiday plans for the year – whether she and her husband should holiday alone.
The mum asked people on Mumsnet whether it was OK to go away without the kids in tow.
She said: "My husband turns 40 in September and we would really love a week away sunbathing and lounging doing nothing.
"We would go during kids term time so our parents have minimal to do, we've never holidayed without the kids before.
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"At the time we go the kids will be 7, 6, 5 and 2. We go away abroad annually and also a UK caravan holiday which we will still do this year.
"I'm struggling to book as feeling horrendous mum guilt and would need to book an adults only place to avoid other children.
"Is it OK to want a break just the 2 of us or should we go all together as usual?"
Some people encouraged the reluctant mum to book the holiday for two.
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One person wrote: "Book it, the kids will be fine."
While another added: "If your parents are willing to have them, then I'd go."
But some people thought a week away was too long – especially given the children's ages.
Someone said: "I wouldn't go for a whole week especially with one only being two."
Another chimed in: "Leaving someone with four kids, of those ages, feels like a lot."
A third person added: "I might try a shorter trip, like Tuesday to Friday somewhere a couple of hours drive from home, just to check it all works out before committing to a week abroad."
It's not the first time the internet has been split over a mum's choice of holiday.
One mum caused controversy after revealing she wantedto holiday with just her eight month old baby and not her husband and other children.
But American mum Lana Hallowes from explained why taking just one of her kids on holiday was the best thing she ever did.
The mum-of-two took her youngest son away on holiday while the eldest stayed at home with her husband.
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When Lana returned home after her trip, she said she was a happier mum.
Another mum divided opinion after she explained why she only ever takes one of her kids on holiday at a time.
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