Sara - posted on 04/26/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm wondering how you all feel about taking vacations away from the children?
I am divorced and for the last 3 years I have taken 1 two-week long vacation away from my children. I have also taken them on one vacation a year, just not for as long. For 4 children it is expensive to travel! I save my tips all year to be able to take this time for myself. I obviously have guilt about leaving them, but I also want to be a good example to them as far as being happy and taking time for yourself, especially since for so long I was not within my marriage, and they saw that. I think it makes me a better person to travel and a better mother as a result. My ex reminds the children how I take vacations without them all the time without them and so the kids and I have had to talk about this several times. I do not think it is right for him to do this to the children.
How do you all feel about taking a vacation away from your children? Is it right or should you only take vacations with the children?