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How to go on vacation without children
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:17:42 PM »
When my kids were younger and I wanted to spend a couple of days away with my wife, we could just have them stay by parents/in-laws. Now that they're a bit older (~5 yrs old), they have school, camp, etc; things they can't just skip a few days of (Parents and in-laws live in nearby city, not close enough to drop children off at school).

How do you deal with that?

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 12:19:23 PM »
5 year olds can skip a few days of camp. (Or even school 😱😱 )
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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 12:23:36 PM »
As the parent you have every right to take them out of school whenever you want to.
So long as they don't miss any "major" trips. :)

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 12:25:15 PM »
5 year olds can skip a few days of camp. (Or even school 😱😱 )

If Inlaw, Parents, Friend are up to caring for them ALL day!

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 12:48:27 PM »
If Inlaw, Parents, Friend are up to caring for them ALL day!

Stay single. I am on vacation the entire year.

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 12:52:38 PM »
Have a relative move in. For $$ of course

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 12:56:29 PM »
Have a relative move in. For $$ of course

That's a good point, Might be an option, though it's a lot more difficult to have, say, a sister in law come and run the house on her own than it would be for my kids to go to their house.

5 year olds can skip a few days of camp. (Or even school 😱😱 )

True, I guess...I just don't like the idea of making them miss school. Maybe camp, but that limits the options for the rest of the year.

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 12:57:24 PM »
We had my mother and sister move to our neighborhood. It's great :-)

Can you ask them to stay by you instead?

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 01:16:50 PM »
5 year olds can skip a few days of camp. (Or even school 😱😱 )

+1. I don't plan on asking permission to take my kids out of school.  I (and my kids) are customers. I can decide to take more or less of the product.


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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 01:20:23 PM »
+1. I don't plan on asking permission to take my kids out of school.  I (and my kids) are customers. I can decide to take more or less of the product.
Agree, but good luck.

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 01:22:15 PM »
Agree, but good luck.

Be more assertive.

There's no rational reason for schools to bully you. 

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 01:25:37 PM »
Be more assertive.

There's no rational reason for schools to bully you.
No ones ever accused me of not be assertive enough :)
It hasnt been relevant yet but from what I hear most schools couldnt care less about their customers and the few interactions with my daughters school administration have confirmed that.

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 01:29:35 PM »
5 year olds can skip a few days of camp. (Or even school 😱😱 )
Exactly. Once they get older and missing a day of school actually means something it could be problematic. but at 5?

+1. I don't plan on asking permission to take my kids out of school.  I (and my kids) are customers. I can decide to take more or less of the product.
I've always taken my kids out anytime I wanted and never had an issue.

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 01:32:35 PM »
What they gonna do?  Kick my kid out? 

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Re: How to go on vacation without children
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 01:34:34 PM »
I am paying a relative to move in. It's $$$ but this way everyone stays on their schedules. We leave suppers for the week prepped to go in the oven (unless it's something like macaroni). We prepare each day's clothing for each kid in a labeled ziploc bag. The biggest thing is of course making sure that whoever is moving in is capable of managing your children and house.

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