I have two kids. I have a husband. And most people seem to think that I have a problem.
While I’ve been away by myself, and Josh has been away by himself, we’ve never been away together – without our kids – for more than one night.
Is this a shocker?
Most people can’t believe it.
We’ve got enough points and miles to go anywhere in the world for free. I have good friends nearby. My kids aren’t really little kids anymore: this year, my daughter will be starting middle school.
So why don’t we do it? I just can’t. Maybe everyone is right and I’m being irrational.
Or maybe I’m not.
My kids are fine with the idea of spending a few days without us. They’ve had sleepovers by the dozen. My daughter has been to overnight camp for a week. I’m the one who can’t leave them. What if the Big One hits while we’re gone? What if something happens? I just can’t bear the thought of it.
Believe me, this has caused some “conversations” in my marriage. Josh has been ready to go on vacation, just the two of us, for years. It’s all me.
So I have to ask: do you vacation without your kids? How do you do it?
And is there anyone else out there who has never been away as a couple for more than a night?