ADVICE NEEDED- Do I have to go on a family trip????
OK....this is in addition to my previous thread about planning a vacation with my BF (he has two kids....SS3 and SD4 and we do NOT live together!). I have no kids of my own and don't think I ever will.
My BF mentioned that his mom said to him, 'OK you guys can go on a trip but you guys need to take the kids on some trips too, you can't just pawn them off on a babysitter everytime you want to get away.'
BF brings this up and tells me, next year why don't we take them to Disneyworld, or a road trip for 10 days.
I am cringing at the thought of spending an entire vacation with the kids. I am sorry to say, but those kids are brats!
I know exactly what will happen. The entire time they will cling to daddy and be stuck up his arse, hate me for disciplining and trying to keep them in check, and it will be EXHAUSTING for me. I can imagine the entire time, instead of enjoying the relaxation a vacation is supposed to be, I'll be saying, 'SS, stop eating sand! SD stay where I can see you! SS put that down!' I have nightmares just thinking of it. I want to get a massage under a cabana without thinking of his kids. And he will expect me to help obviously with them. But they are such brats and SS3 throws awful tantrums I don't even wanna go.
That said, I'm not willing to fork out the $$$$ for a vacation I know I will be miserable on.
How can I politely decline going on a trip with them? I suspect he will be offended. But they will LOVE being with just daddy the entire time and I can have a week or two to shop, spa, hang with friends, etc.