Kimberly - posted on 02/25/2011 ( 222 moms have responded )
I currently live in London, England but in two months time my husband, I and our 18 month old daughter are moving to Houston, Texas. My husband's company is paying for us to take a trip to Houston in 3 weeks time to go house hunting. There has been debate over whether to bring our daughter with us on this trip. I'm from Nebraska and we visited my family over the Christmas holidays...the flight with my daughter was a nightmare, we sat on the runway for 2 hours before we even took off and she screamed for much of that time because we were told she had to remain in our laps and wasn't allowed to walk, she refused to sleep, it was just very stressful. Then when we got home she suffered from jet lag for about a month and she's just now finally getting back into sleeping through the night again. This house hunting trip is going to be a max of 6 days, we'll fly there, spend 4 days house hunting, then fly home.
My husband's opinion is that he doesn't want to deal with her on the flight, the jet lag, etc. all for the sake of a 6 day trip, but he wants me to come along. My opinion is he goes himself, or he gets both of us. The only people we have here to look after our daughter are his parents, who are in their mid-60's and she's never even spent the night away from us before. I just don't feel comfortable leaving her behind and I refuse to do it. My husband does agree that he doesn't want to leave her behind but he doesn't really want to take her either. There is the option for him to go on his own, but I would like some say in our future home! (we're just looking for a rental for the next year or so and then we'll buy a place after that)
So my question is, what would you do in this situation? Would you just stay home and let your husband go on his own? Or should I insist all 3 of us go?