Do any of you have vacation plans for this summer? If so, are you going with or without your kids?
My husband and I would like to plan a vacation for this summer. Right now, we're trying to decide whether we should attempt to bring LO (who will be just over a year old) or leave him with either set of grandparents.
DH would rather not bring LO. He feels that LO will be too young to enjoy the trip anyway, and if we bring him, then we'll probably too busy taking care of him to actually enjoy ourselves. And yeah, both of those things are probably true. But I'm not sure we have a choice. Both sets of grandparents have said they will watch LO, but DH's parents are really busy this summer (thereby limiting when we could actually take a trip) and my parents are nervous about watching LO for more than one night.
And the thing is, while I agree that DH and I will have more fun if we are baby-free, I'm not sure we should spent 4-5 days away from our son. We have done one night away, here and there, and that's always gone fine, but four nights might be too much for everyone involved.
So I could really use some outside thoughts here. For those of you who have gone on vacation with a with a one-year-old, where did you go? How did you manage it? FOr those of you who took vacations without your one-year-old, how did you manage that? Would you recommend it?