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    Default Would you go...?(advice please)

    My dh has been away for 5 days and he flies into London tonight at 9:30pm. I am thinking about bringing the kids to the airport to greet him as a surprise, but here's the dilemma I am having....

    1) We live 45 minutes from the London Airport.
    2) DH has parked his car at the airport so we would be coming home in 2 seperate cars.

    I want to surprise him, but that's almost 2 hours round trip, what would you do? One half of me says "let's go" and the other half says "nah, it's too late, too far..."

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    hmmm... that would be nice for him to have you there to meet him.. but that does kind of suck that you'd have to leave in two cars..
    could you just do like a mini party for him getting home?? maybe turn out all the lights like a surprise party.. but then it'd be like past 10pm... how old are the kids? plus what if the flight is delayed?? ugh! lol.. I'm sorry..


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    I'd go, it would be a fun road trip!
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    HKmom2SK you're too funny..
    My kids are both under 5 yrs old.

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    i wouldn't. it's a nice gesture but simply not worth the hassle of keeping both kids up so late.

    how about planning a nice surprise breakfast in the morning?
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    How will your kids be in the morning, if you disrupt their routine? That would be my key factor.
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    i would say go and meet him! its friday night they can have sometime with daddy before bedtime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurynsmom View Post
    HKmom2SK you're too funny..
    My kids are both under 5 yrs old.
    I talk myself out of a lot of things... hehe

    Heck, what's one night GO!!!!! it'll be fun!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by out_in_the_boonies_mom View Post
    How will your kids be in the morning, if you disrupt their routine? That would be my key factor.
    They'd likely just sleep in and be ok, their routine is very flexible.

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    Then I would probably go.
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    I would probably go, that would be a wonderful suprise for him!








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    I would go, he would be very surprised.
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    you might also want to think ahead to the drive home.. will the kids fall asleep.. maybe not getting to bed on time..Dh could be tired and just want to go to bed.. and leaving you with them up.. by yourself.. who takes the kids in the car. you .. him.. or split them up.. what if the plane is late.. lots to think of.. it may only be a few minutes of wonderful at the airport that could lead to a headache later.. just a thought .. its up to you.. if the kids are that flexible and dh is easy going.. go for it..

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    I'm in the same boat... not going to the airport.

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    Last year Checker Limosine (the cabs) charged $35 to take us to the airport to meet dh. That includes the time to install car seats and everything fyi. Then you could put your carseats into his vehicle, and drive home together.
    There's lots of space and it's not that busy, my kids were happy to run around and play and stuff, while we waited.
    If it were me, I'd probably go for it if you have the money to, or if you dno't mind driving over.
    Or, have someone come watch the kids (maybe you could put them to bed first) and you go surprise him, go for a nice walk together or something
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