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Old 28 Nov 17, 07:51 PM  
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Personally no, I was always the come home from work and play for a couple of hours and then at weekends kind of dad, when it comes to actual care I didn't really do that, washing, dressing, feeding etc was never my job, I was the fun parent but my wife did the important stuff, I would not want the responsibility, but thats just me
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Old 28 Nov 17, 08:26 PM  
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Old 28 Nov 17, 08:39 PM  
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Hi. Id go if it will not play out in the kids watching you and your wife disagree about it. So if the trip has her blessing go. If not rebook at a later date. Agree the decision with your wife without involving the kids and then do what you agree. As for coping. None of them need a stroller. They can all wash and dress and feed themselves (I assume), so as long as you take lots of pool breaks Im sure youll be fine. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 28 Nov 17, 09:47 PM  
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I dont have any experience as a parent taking 3 children by myself but I do have experience of being the child. My mum left my Dad with 3 children to raise by himself (similar ages to your children). He took us to Australia for a month long holiday ( not quite the same as Disney World, though we did visit theme parks and water parks) and I remember at that age it being incredibly exciting. I dont recall missing my mother at all. Im not saying he found it all easy and plain sailing ( we did nearly miss the plane coming home&#128556 but he cant have found it too traumatic as he took us back a couple of years later.
If your children want to go then Id go. As someone else as said it will help cement relationships and provide them with an amazing experience. I feel so lucky that my Dad took me to places when I was little. I love travelling and Id like to think in part it is down to the opportunities I experienced as a child.
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Id say go for it, so long as the children will want to go. But, a note of caution, children can react very differently to each other when something like divorce happens. When my parents split, although they tried to be quite amicable with each other I reacted very emotionally. The split was my mums decision and she had been cheating with another man. Both me and my brother asked to stay with my Dad, so he had full custody of us both. My brother would do weekends with my Mum, and shortly after the split went on holiday with her, so in your situation regardless of the reason for your separation he would have been fine. However, it took several years before I would stay overnight with my mum, and it wasnt until I was in my early-mid 20s that we fully regained a strong mother daughter relationship.

So, within a year of the separation, I would happily of gone away with the innocentparent, but would have screamed blue murder at the idea of going away with the guilty parent. My parents never asked me to choose sides (to this day I call it an amicable divorce in which I was the contentious party) but you cant tell how a child will react.
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Unfortunately I think I may be in the same position in August. If say for example my sister was able to come instead is it easy/very expensive to change names/details? We are booked with Thomas Cook staying in POR.

Ive been looking forward to this holiday so much and the split is coming out of nowhere so on a real downer at the mo. 😢
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Unfortunately I think I may be in the same position in August. If say for example my sister was able to come instead is it easy/very expensive to change names/details? We are booked with Thomas Cook staying in POR.

Ive been looking forward to this holiday so much and the split is coming out of nowhere so on a real downer at the mo. 😢
Its quite easy to change names via your TA, and would be a lot cheaper (and nicer) than not going and losing the holiday. Hope it works out.
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Unfortunately I think I may be in the same position in August. If say for example my sister was able to come instead is it easy/very expensive to change names/details? We are booked with Thomas Cook staying in POR.

Ive been looking forward to this holiday so much and the split is coming out of nowhere so on a real downer at the mo. 😢
Very similar to me then mate. I feel like our split is coming out of nowhere too.
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