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  • The White Coat Investor The White Coat Investor 
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    We have four kids. Sometimes we get one and sometimes we get two and sometimes we get a house. It just depends. We often pack sleeping bags and camping pads even when staying in a hotel or AirBNB. Right now we’re in an AirBNB that sleeps 28 with about 35 people. We brought four pads and four sleeping bags. 3 were used last night.

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    FunkDoc83 FunkDoc83 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    portlandia portlandia 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    It’s only unpopular with the grandparents. 🙂

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    The White Coat Investor The White Coat Investor 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    Agree that a trip is one with the kids and a vacation is one without. But I can’t seem to get the grandparents to watch the kids 30 times a year.

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    FunkDoc83 FunkDoc83 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    Agree that a trip is one with the kids and a vacation is one without. But I can’t seem to get the grandparents to watch the kids 30 times a year.

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    Do you really go on 2-3 trips/vacations per month?  I can’t even fathom that, but it sounds pretty sweet.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    Had an out of town wedding so we left the kids with grandparents.  5,2,2,newborn.    I am pretty sure we burned that bridge for at least a year. I guess they thought we were exaggerating that it take 3 hours to put them all to bed and they wake up at 5AM.   And now their sleep schedule is all messed up more then usual and they want to do all these things that grandma let them do.  It was not worth it.  We will take day trips for the next 1-2 years.

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    The White Coat Investor The White Coat Investor 
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    This may be the most unpopular response, but a simple solution is to leave the kids at home with grandma and go on a vacation with your spouse.  I know trips with my kids are not relaxing at their ages and I find it hard to describe the trips as vacations.  Anyway, good luck working it out.

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    Agree that a trip is one with the kids and a vacation is one without. But I can’t seem to get the grandparents to watch the kids 30 times a year.

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    Do you really go on 2-3 trips/vacations per month?  I can’t even fathom that, but it sounds pretty sweet.

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    Not as sweet as you might think. There is an upper limit to how many trips are fun to take and I regularly bump into/go over it.

    This month I spent 8 days traveling to Honduras, 8 days traveling to California, and 4 days in the mountains with youth. That’s 20 days, leaving 10 in town. I also worked 8 shifts and crammed all of my monthly WCI work (4-5 podcasts, 8-9 blog posts, a newsletter, social media presence, ten gazillion emails) in around those shifts (although admittedly this trip to California is part-work, part-play as I’m writing articles today and have a talk on Saturday in Huntington Beach.)

    This month is definitely over the limit, but about 10 days a month on trips is pretty nice I think. Maybe a week long one and a 3 day one. That’s about ideal for me.

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    I am in the group of multiple rooms . If it’s one room then it has to be two queens with the two kids sharing one bed. Trip with kids is already stressful and no need to make it more stressful. It may be more expensive but it’s not cost prohibitive in most cases to get an extra room. Even though I watch what I spend in most other things, beds and being able to sleep well and be comfortable on a vacation is important to me.

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    Avatar PatriCinq 
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    I have a family of 7!  I’ve never got an extra room.  Many hotels will have a suite with 2 queens + pullout sofa bed -Hyatt Place, Sheraton suites, etc, etc, etc. I’ve even had 3 bedroom suites in villa/condo type hotels. The hotels that don’t simply get scratched off the list.  And in expensive cities where that is not available, we just do AirBnB.  If you don’t try to go too cheap, you can have an excellent experience at AirBnB/Vrbo – you will get what you pay for. A 3-bedroom house for $50/night will come with subsidized guests (rodents and roaches). I’ve never had that experience, but I target $250-300/night (cost of a good hotel room) and read the reviews carefully. That will get you a super-nice place on Airbnb.

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    you mentioned “next scheduled marital relations.” would having more of these martial relations scheduled on vacation make you feel better about 2 rooms?more so than sleep, this seems like the biggest thing you are passing up with one room. obviously your wife would have to feel the same way, but if she does then hopefully everyone will be happy.

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    q-school q-school 
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    you mentioned “next scheduled marital relations.” would having more of these martial relations scheduled on vacation make you feel better about 2 rooms?more so than sleep, this seems like the biggest thing you are passing up with one room. obviously your wife would have to feel the same way, but if she does then hopefully everyone will be happy.

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    That was just a joke, but in our family, with two young kids, two rooms would mean adults splitting and taking one kid each.  🙂

     

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    We have two littles and we put them in a connecting room.  We barricade the hallway-facing door so there is NO confusion. They are actually closer to us in this set up than at home where they sleep upstairs and we have a first floor bedroom.  Works fine!

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    We have two littles and we put them in a connecting room.  We barricade the hallway-facing door so there is NO confusion. They are actually closer to us in this set up than at home where they sleep upstairs and we have a first floor bedroom.  Works fine!

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    My wife made me put the fridge in front of the door so my son would not wander out of the room at night.

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    childay childay 
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    We have a little sleeping ninja as well.  Have a travel bed / cot for her.  No way is she in the bed with us if at all possible.

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    Hank Hank 
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    It’s odd: our kids look normal during the daytime. Reasonably happy, reasonably healthy, two arms and two legs.

    How is it then that when they crawl into bed with us they suddenly have four knees and a half dozen bony elbows??

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