| Originally Posted by staceysbride |
Random question that popped up when I noticed you had a new pic of the fab four in your siggy- will they be traveling to your destination in Mexico with you? I don't have any children yet, so I wasn't sure whether people take their kids down there with them or what not...
Didn't mean to be prying or anything either, please don't take it that way
No, the kids aren't coming...for a few reasons.
a.) they are little and even by next year, they will still only be 4. Little kids on beaches freak me out without them even being MY little kids on beaches. I just dont think, under the circumstances, it would be really safe for them. Yea, we have some peeps who would volunteer to look out for them....but everyone coming all that way is entitled to a good time. Not babysitting duty.
b.) I can't turn off "Mommy" and just be "Bride" anytime they are around. It just doesn't work that way and no matter who was there trying to take care of them, I'd still be "Did they eat? Oh, thats not enough/good enough. It's bath time, lets go. Don't hit your sister. Hey--stay over here by mommy and papi!" You get my meaning. lol And again...the safety thing. I'd spend the entire time worried about where they were. Keeping track of four is a lot different than keeping track of one naturally.
c.) the airlines don't care how tiny the butts are that are going in the seats. It would mean an additional 4 airline tickets, and even best case scenario, that will add over a thousand bucks to our total....and anytime we can save a thousand or more, it means a lot to us financially in this family.
I think with older children, it's different than it is with toddlers ofcourse. Theres just too much care and worry involved on a trip of this nature. It's just not logical to even try. We're gonna try to take them to Disney in 2011. They will be 5 and better able to LISTEN and actually take things in and enjoy it.