Mom Confessions: I'm Going to Disney Without the Children


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mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession -- because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

My husband and I are going to Disney but are leaving my toddler and baby with my parents.

I have a 2 year old old and a 9 month old. We bought a family package and were going to take both of them, but now my parents are offering to babysit so we can really enjoy ourselves. At first I didn't even consider it, but we have never been on a vacation by ourselves. We didn't have a honeymoon, either.

I will feel kinda guilty going to Disney without my 2 year old. She would really enjoy it. But it will be so nice for the both of us to hang out like we've never done before. -- anonymous



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We all have secrets and opinions -- so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

Past Confessions:

I Bribe My Children

I Hate Reading Children's Books

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early



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poohm... poohmom1980

We just went to Disney World with our kids.  I am so glad that they went with us, and we are planning to take them again but we do plan on taking a trip there without  the kids. simple smile

NAldi... NAldinger

Hubby and I went to the beach for 4th of July weekend without our 19-month-old!  We also, have never been on a Honeymoon, or went anywhere without our child... this was very rejuvinating to our marriage and I recommend anyone who has the opportunity, to do so!  Kick your feet up, enjoy the sunshine, and sleep in for God's sake! :D

5forj... 5forjulie

I have taken my kids to disneyland before and they had a blast. They were also those ages to and we have gone when they were older too.

We went again for our anniversary , just adults and it was fun too.

Amyje... AmyjeaninGA

My 2 year old enjoyed Disney somewhat when we went last year, but he fixated on the trains and that's all he wanted to do, he was really too young to enjoy a lot of the other stuff. Don't feel guilty about going and enjoying yourself - your 2yo won't know the difference now, and you can go again when both children are old enough to enjoy it.

YoMam... YoMama2005

My husband and I are probably going to be doing the same thing come December. He will be finishing up the first half of his Navy job training and will have been gone from home for 7 months, so we figured, hey, what's a few more days without the kids right? we have a 3 yr old, a 2 yr old, and by december our youngest will be 6 months old. So we decided that since we didn't really have a honeymoon, we'd take 3 days to go to Disneyland by ourselves since he's never been, and then take the kids in a year or so.

And don't feel guilty. Disney's not going anywhere. Take the time to enjoy being a couple sans children for a few days. Things like big rollercoasters can't be done with small children unless you each go by yourself, and really where's the fun in that? So just do what you feel comfortable with, be it leaving the kids or taking them with. As for me, I'll take a few pix with Mickey and give them to my oldest (who's totally obsessed with the damn mouse) with the promise of taking him soon. shooting photo

Spiri... SpiritedTigress

I would SOOO go to Disney without the kids, especially if their only 2 and nearly a year. Mine are 1yr and the other will be born next month. They wouldnt remember it in a few weeks anyways, so ofcourse I would go without them. Mommy and Daddy should be able to have some fun too.

Grubey Grubey

Absolutely go to Disney & ENJOY! We just went with another couple and left all our toddlers/babies (all 4 and under) at home. We had a great time dining in Downtown Disney and treating ourselves to a grown-up Disney experience. We actually chuckled at some of the parents who's kids were clearly having meltdowns in the heat! Don't feel guilty, take them when they will be old enough to appreciate it.

MaryP... MaryPosa08

Go and enjoy yourself and take the kids when they are old enough to remember and appreciate the trip.  If you take them now, there will be little for them to do, they'll scream at Mickey and the other characters, and you'll spend most of your time in your room doing the normal newborn/toddler stuff........  eating, napping, bathing, changing clothing, soothing.... 


The trip is already paid for, you have a golden offer from grandparents that may not be repeated.........  and this is probably the last time for many years that you can take a couple's trip without REALLY feeling guilty because they will soon be old enough to know that you're having fun without them............... 

Marriage is important....  you can't wrap your entire life around your kids or you will have nothing left when they leave the nest. 

steph... stephfont23

some parents make excuses like 'well we never got a honeymoon" well when u have kids ur life changes and its all bout them. i would never leave my 2 yr old to go to disney withought her how would u feel if u were a kid and ur parents did that to u. id take the  kids and plan a diff vacation for a getaway. but get realy i think thats pretty messed up

Kicsi... KicsiMouse

I can see going on a cruise without them, but Disney? Seems like you should change plans.

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