We are planning a trip abroad, and our kids are just 6 and 9 and we are thinking of leaving them back with my parents thinking that they are too small to remember this trip anyway. We are thinking on the financial front as well, as the trip would cost us a bomb, and we would like to take our kids when they grow up little more and can have memories. Is it fine to leave them back or we are getting selfish?

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I don’t think it’s selfish. It’s ok. I’d be having the same thoughts as you as you’d need time out as a couple instead of being parents. I used to know a couple in their late 40s who have teen kids and they travel each year once with kids and once without so they have time for each other.