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  1. HammieJ

    HammieJ I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    I keep going back and forth about taking my son. I plan on going end of March to the Great Parnassus with my son. It'll be his first time. He will be just shy of 11 months. As of right now it is just me and a friend. We are currently trying to recruit more fun people..... but no definite yes's at this point.

    I am a parent now and really don't want to travel without my little one. I know he won't remember it but I believe I'll make so many memories! I'm trying to convince his father to go but he is in the Air Force and is always flying out. If he can go I will have no issue at all, being that he can parent when I'm exhausted.

    However, I've recently pondered about leaving my little one home if his daddy cannot join. Then I will have a little more freedom and I will have a lot less anxiety about how he will act during the flight and throughout the whole time. Then I would be at the Golden Parnassus instead. All in all, I hate being selfish but sometimes mommies need a break too! :) lol.

    I'm crossing my fingers that his daddy can come because that will be best for everyone and most of my anxieties will just evaporate. I wouldn't have to feel bad for asking friends to hold or watch him while i shower/potty because his dad can.


    Any tips on traveling with small children? If you were in my situation what would you do?

    I'm sure I'll end up bringing him anyway and I'll probably have to con his daddy into coming by performing sometime of act on him... lol..... but just in case I do change my mind, it would be nice to have some input either way! lol

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    Having children of our own, and taking them to Disney many times, my observation is to wait on taking the kid unless you have someone full time to watch the. We didn't go to Disney until our youngest was in third grade, and I would consider that the minimum. They aren't going to remember it anyway, and I witnessed many parents yelling at their kids for not vacationing the way they wanted them to. Well, they are kids, they don't now what they are supposed to do.

    My two cents anyway.
     
  3. HammieJ

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    Thank you for your input!!! I really appreciate it! I understand what you mean! I will take that into consideration. Thank you!
     
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    Yep I have to agree- you are on vacation for you- because you son is not old enough to know what vacation is- taking an infant is alot of work because they can't eat or drink on their own and will be relying totally on you and I guess is that really how you want to spend your vacation? It will be very hard to leave him behind so maybe just shorten vacation up to a few days (3-4) instead of a week that may help leaving him alittle easier knowing it is only for a few days..... It is going to be hard but yes all parents need a vacation :)
     
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    Yikes! I'm hoping daddy can come. He is so good with him. I have just spent day and night with him so I get overwhelmed easy lol. It's my first. His second. Maybe that's why. He's used to it.
     
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    It's a no brainer.........go clean you pipes out and take the kid to the zoo when you get home.........
     
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