Now that my boys are getting a little older, it seems that it’s pretty common among for kids to spend a week or two each summer at their grandparents house — without the parents. Over at Mom.me this week, I’m writing about what happened the first time I sent my kids on a plane without me… and the surprising thing that helped me calm down.
My husband and his brother grew up going to his grandfather’s farm for a few weeks each summer. But I never did anything like that, and neither did most of my Asian friends. We did see my grandparents for extended visits, but usually they came to stay at our house. And on the rare occasion that we went to visit them, my parents also came with us.
So I’m wondering, is this a cultural thing? Did you get shipped off to your grandparents house during the school breaks? Do you send your children on extended visits without you?