First Weekend Away Without the Kids

I’m not sure if I should be saying this sheepishly or proudly: I’ve never gone away, even for an overnight trip, without the kids. Β The hubby and I have never gone on a vacation alone or even a weekend getaway on our own, since our first was born in 2009. Everywhere we go (if we go) is together.

family ferry pic

The closest I’ve come is when I let Keyan sleepover at his grandparents’ while Kyah’s still at home with us. (Back when Keyan was 18 months, I had to l attend a funeral out of town for a couple days but I don’t count that because he was with his dad.)

And now the time has come to take the plunge. After more than 4.5 years, the hubby and I going away for a weekend. And not for just one night like I wanted, but two nights! And I won’t lie, I’m nervous about it. I know the kids will be well taken care of, but I can’t help feeling anxious. I’m leaving both my kids, for two days and two nights and I won’t be around if something happens, if they need something, if they miss me or if I miss them.

If I am honest with myself, if I wasn’t being nudged, I probably wouldn’t even do it but in reality I do think I need a little break. A night without having to put anyone to bed but myself and not having to be woken up three times throughout the night, being able to sleep-in past 6:30am and then lie in bed as long as I want in the morning? Maybe I’ll even read a book! Sounds amazing πŸ™‚

I also know it’ll be good for the hubby and I to spend some time alone, not just a dinner and movie for date night but a whole weekend to focus on us.

And the best part of this whole trip will be when I get back home and get hugs and kisses from my two little ones. I mean absence does make the heart grow fonder right?

How did you feel the first time you left your kids to go on a trip? If it was difficult, how did you deal with it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

14 thoughts on “First Weekend Away Without the Kids

  1. I don’t have kids either, but I do know it isn’t easy leaving the kids for the first time. Make arrangements to call home at certain times so you can check in on them. That should give you some peace of mind. Remember, Mommy needs time away every once in awhile. It will help them grow to become independent, and develop strong trust bonds between mother and child.

  2. I hope you’re having fun and truly enjoying your time alone with Hubby. I’m surprised and often disappointed at how well the kids get along without me!! So don’t worry too much.

  3. Hope you have a great weekend! I know whenever my hubby and I go away, I still end up waking up early, but knowing that I can just lay in bed is super nice. πŸ™‚

  4. We first left Aiden when he was 1.5 years old, it was hard but very much needed. It’s important to remember that you also have to take care of your marriage. We’ve been away a few times, as much as 7 days. That was almost 2 years ago now and what I wouldn’t give for 2 nights away. Dont’ get me wrong, I love Aiden but it’s nice to just get away and not have to worry about feeding someone else and looking after someone else. Hope you had an amazing weekend.


    1. Thanks Agi. It definitely was nice to have a couple of days of not worrying about getting anyone to bed and just lounging in bed in the morning with no one to take care off. πŸ™‚

  5. I’m so jealous you got away. There is no one we could leave the kids with overnight so we haven’t done it but I would soooo love to. How was it to sleep through the night? Oh, and to sleep in! Oh, so jealous!

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