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We’d like to take our first travel holiday since covid with our son who will be right around 2 yo. Considering asking our babysitter to join so dad and I can actually enjoy ourselves some of the time. We both work very hard and don’t consider time with toddler to be relaxing! But we’re also wondering 1. Is this too bougie? 2. How do we keep costs from spiraling out of control, Eg. 3 bedroom airbnb or two hotel rooms significantly more expensive/or just not as nice if it’s within range. TY!

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I don’t have an answer except that it’s not bougie! If you can afford it go for it! I need time away from my toddler too and it’s worth it for your mental health and marriage

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Agreed! Maybe you could have your baby sitter join just a couple of days? You could dedicate the first part of your trip to family time and the second could be more for you two as a couple?

If you were in Europe or Latin America, you wouldn't think twice about this option. Just do it momma and don't worry about what people think

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Do it. As a parent I will tell you, vacations with kids aren’t vacations at all. 😂 I was a nanny while in college and got to tag along and be an extra set of hands for several vacations. The parents most often got me my own hotel room but a couple times we shared a large home and it worked out. Keep in mind I fit into the family really well so it was easy to be together in close quarters.

That sounds like every parent’s dream vacation

Thank you all for the validation and great tips!!! So appreciate it!

Alternatively, you can hire a babysitter to watch your son at night so you and hub can go out alone. That would keep the cost wayyy down. But not so easy for daytime as your son wouldn’t be familiar with them

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