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1. Posted by nat310788 (Budding Member 3 posts) 4y

Hello, Probably not the place to ask, but I just need some advice!

My husband and I have a 2 year old son, My husband has a child from a previous relationship who is 7. We recently visited Orlando on a two week holiday, That I paid for. I really want to go back next year, I know it sounds sad, but I'm really missing it and want to go back.

The only problem is, the last time we went, We went in school term time (Not when the kids are of holiday) and the holiday was a lot cheaper then booking in the school holidays. My husbands sons mother told me the wrong dates so it ended up me booking the holiday for when he should have been in school. Ideally I want to go at the same time next year, end of april beginning of may, my husband briefly told his sons mother we intended to go back, to which she replied it would have to be in term time, when the prices are about £600 per person more then out of school holiday time. Something I would not be able to afford, I work in the travel industry so do get discounts on holidays but still after discount it would be too much. My husband then basically said that we could go, without either of the kids in term time, or we would have to book for all four of us for in the school holidays. I mentioned going just myself, my husband and our 2 year old, And he said no.

I didnt want to upset him so I didnt say anything to this. Please understand that in no way am I trying to get out of taking his son, I've known him since he was 2 and love him to bits. But I feel like I'm in a situation I have no say in. His son goes away every year with his mother, then goes away with my husbands parents. He also went on holidays with my huband and his mother when they were together.

My son gets one holiday a year with us, I would never go away without him. I dont feel like my husband is being fair.

Its not only the price we would have to pay for the school holidays, but the parks are so busy!

Has anyone else been through this?

Sorry if this isnt posted in the right forum, I just needed to get that off my chest.

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1818 posts) 4y

Yes he is being unreasonable and yes, he is spoiling his son.

The parks are packed in school holidays with crowds of people everywhere and it will just not be the same. Explain this to him and suggest you go with the two year old in term time, then in the school holidays you can arrange something special for all four of you.

3. Posted by Bonney-marie (Budding Member 9 posts) 4y

Not an easy situation, I feel for you!

I have the other side to deal with and my ex husband is a pain when it comes to these issues!

I do know how you feel and you can only do what you feel is right, just make sure he understands the above and that it's not that you are being unfair on his other son at all!!!!

Good luck!