A Delayed Honeymoon

Relationships

Leaving the Children

Couples unable to spend the time or money for a honeymoon when they were first married could feel deprived, but a week away after a few years could be an opportunity they are willing to take. Some of them might have already started their family, so leaving the children for a week could be hard on them. Parents tend to be concerned whenever their children are out of sight, but the couple should plan a way to keep from letting it spoil their time together. There are ways to do it that can keep them connected to their children while still finding time to be alone together.

Relatives are often asked to watch the children in this type of situation, and they can be counted on to do an excellent job of it. They already know the children and their habits, so it could be considered a holiday for them as well. Setting up a few phones calls for younger children might be a good idea for the parents, but it might upset the children. Calling home without speaking to them might be best for all involved.

Parents with medical concerns about their youngsters are often distracted from everyday life, and leaving for vacation will not ease them. Rather than leaving a child behind, they could have a family member or professional sitter come along with the child. This arrangement would allow them to be with the child part of the day, but they could have their evenings together. It might not be the honeymoon they envisioned, but it could work well for the entire family.

There are few parents able to completely forget about their children when they are on vacation, but easing their concern can help. Getting completely away often involves asking parents or a beloved sibling to take the children, but a compromise on taking a child could also be a possibility.