Leaving Child to go on Vacation/ Honey Moon

Elizabeth - posted on 05/09/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My fiance and I were offered to go on a once in a life time trip to Israel, the catch is we have to leave our daughter back home with family for 12 days. Is this appropriate? I have never left her for longer than one weekend, literally just one weekend ever in her whole life. I feel really guilty and I'm worried that she might be really sad. Would any of you leave your children for this long for a trip like this? I am so apprehensive about it, but I only have til the end of today to decide whether to sign my life away to it.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/09/2013

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Well, it is a trip of a lifetime. You gotta do it! She will survive and so will you. It may be a bit tough when you come back. She may have a difficult time with attachment, and sleeping...but you can work through that. I am sure she will miss you, and of course the both of you will miss her. If it will get to the point of you missing her and it will ruin the trip...don't go. But if you can trust your family will take excellent care of her, and deal with missing her for a bit...go for it! Of course it will be hard. But it will be good for the both of you also.

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Elizabeth - posted on 05/13/2013

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Thanks guys, but really Israel would be so scary! There's no peace there until Jesus returns!

Dove - posted on 05/13/2013

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I'm sorry you don't get to go. :( That would have been an amazing opportunity.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/13/2013

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She will be a little over 2 when we go, but I just found out we aren't going anymore. The once in a life time trip would take us a life time to make up for all the expenses involved, not worth it.

Jodi - posted on 05/09/2013

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You haven't mentioned how old she is, but I left my son for 3 weeks when he was 3. While that was a long time, he was with my parents while I was away, and I knew he was in a perfectly safe and loving environment. It didn't damage him. Sure, he missed me (and I missed him a lot), but it was also good for both of us.

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