Should friends be upset if you don’t want to go on vacation with their kids?


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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Monday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma comes from Kim and is about vacationing without kids. Here is the email I received.

Hi Jaime.

I need your help in this situation. My husband and I were married 13 years ago in March. We have 4 children aged 8-15 and have NEVER gone on vacation without them. We have a trip to Nashville planned for September, just the two of us. Right after we booked our trip my friend and her boyfriend asked to come and we agreed on a couple vacation. They have 5 children. Over the weekend my friend called to set up the Air BNB and mentioned the party of 9 and I said no there are only 4 of us going. She said she was planning to bring her whole family. I told her that my husband and I are definitely not bringing our kids and we are looking forward to an adult trip, and if she plans to bring her kids we will not go with them. Now she’s mad at me and doesn’t want to talk to me anymore. She thinks I have something against her family, but we just want to have an adults-only trip. Am I wrong in wanting an “adult” trip? Does she have the right to be mad at me? Hope you can help me get through this whole situation.

Thank you very much Jaime

~ Kim

Well I don’t think Kim is wrong at all. I understand that parents sometimes need a break and deserve to go on vacation without the kids. Especially after the year we have just lived. There is no reason, in my opinion, for Kim’s friend to be mad at her. It’s just a difference of what each couple wants.

What do you think? Would you be upset if you were told that you cannot take your children on vacation with you? Let us know on the NEWS10 Facebook page or let Jaime know on the TRY Facebook page.


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