Going the catty route just gets me in trouble, and makes it hard to stay calm for the kids, so I might Think that, but I won't say it! I did say it was to cheer the kids up, but I guess he thinks this is a fun thing, and he wants to do fun things. He's not so keen on day to day stuff, but holidays? Sign me up. I think I'll leave the subject alone probably, and tell him before I'm ready to take them if I do. I don't want him to get it into his crazy head that I'm trying to exclude him, but it would be mega-uncomfortable to go together. (I suppose it would be good for him to see we can have fun together as a family, but it's too early for me, and furthermore I don't want to feel like I'm having to sell the "family experience" package, I just want me and the kids to do something fun together to lighten our hearts a little).