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My mil wants to keep my two year old

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For a month in Florida with her. Is two old enough? I know he will be in good hands. I'm just afraid he will be mad at me lol what do you think??
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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Fields456
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM
I couldn't do a month at 2. My almost 7 year old ya and she would have a blast. But I think a week at 2 is plenty long
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM
Why?

Quoting Anonymous:

I left my kid for 13 months so yeah, I would.

gonecrazi
by Silver Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM

 My ds is 10 and I can barely make it a week.

JamieLyn822
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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No way in hell would I even consider it. That baby doesn't understand its just a visit and it will be a huge adjustment both going and then coming back home. Don't put him through that for no reason.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I let my MIL keep my 2.5 year old for a month.  DH and I greatly benefited from the time, as we were struggling with some issues.

BUT

I wouldn't do it again.  MIL completely ignored my wishes.  He came back a spoiled brat who threw a 45 minute fit because he didn't have to drink water at MIL's, but I wouldn't give him chocolate milk every time he was thirsty.

nicolemead91
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

its not a bad idea but a month is a long time not to see ur baby! i honestly dont think i could do it. i know every mama needs a break at sum point but i just love my baby way to much to let him go away from me for a month! just my opinon. there is no right or wrong answer. just what u think is right for u and ur child. if u think its a good idea then go for it. i just dont think i would like to be away from my son that long. ..

Gabeys_Mommy
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM
I couldn't do a month...no way, now how. Tops a week.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Feb. 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Well lets see, my son is going to be 7 in April. The longest I have ever left him was 2 days......I could not imagine him being gone for a month. I personally would NOT let my 2 year old go.

naj2013
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM
My dd never spends not even a week with any of her grandmothers, a weekend is enough unless its an emergency
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RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM

my children are not allowed to spend that kind of time away from home until they know how to use the phone, have memorized their home address/phone number, can memorize the address/phone number they'll be staying at and understand that they are many hours away from home and can't just be picked up on a whim.

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