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Taking DD's friend on vacation

Anonymous
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I'm planning a 5 day, 4 night vacation for our family at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. 

For the three of us, it would be $6,500

For a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids), it would be $4,500


I was thinking of asking one of her closest friends if she would like to join us. We are also close friends with her parents. However, my husband says no parent in their right mind would let their child leave the country on vacation with a friend at 4 years-old. Her friend wouldn't have to pay for anything. We would be in a suite, so the girls would have their own room. All she needs is a suitcase and a passport. 

Is 4 years-old too early to travel with friends? Would you let your 4 year-old vacation with friends?


Edit: Her cousins are either teenagers or infants.

We do have babysitter that watches her 2 days a week for 4 hours, but she's 22. I don't think it would be fun for her.

Now that I think about it, I wouldn't let my daughter leave the country with this friend, but I would allow her to vacation with them. We've taken each other's daughters for the weekend and to the beach which is 2 hours away. GRR! I guess this is one of the downsides you have to deal with when you choose to have an only child.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I would not let my four year old dd go sorry
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM
I would not let my four year old dd go sorry
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Not at 4 no.
Jessicamarquez
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:35 AM
I would if we were family friends if not maybe a cousin?
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Out of the country...no way not even with family

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM
I wouldn't let my kid go. I did leave the country without him once for 1 week when he was 8 mo old. It's worth asking.
milfanyway
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:36 AM
No way. Not at four.
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ajrjj05
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Never, would my 4 yr old go!! Maybe if she was like 13 or so I might be ok, 4 not so much.

ilovemykids732
by on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM
No way would I let my kids go at age 4!!
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by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM
Too young. I mean you could ask, what can it hurt? But I really don't think the mother would approve.
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