Just tossing this out there, in case anyone has ever been in a similar situation and wants to chime in… I’m 38, married, with a six month old daughter who I love dearly. I’m a homeowner in decent financial shape, gainfully employed, etc. My wife and I are used to going to Vegas every year or so. We love going together, but I’m the one who chooses everything and plans everything and she’s more or less along for the ride… That’s how we do all of our vacations, since I have fun planning ahead and she just wants to relax while on vacation and not have to think much. Now, with a new baby, I’m starting to wonder if my wife and I will ever see Vegas again. We sure as hell don’t want to go with a baby, since that seems to defeat the entire purpose. So, for her birthday this year, I’m buying her a solo trip to see her best friend in Denver. She’ll be there 5 days while I stay home with the baby. I’m sneaking this in with a proposal to buy myself a solo trip to Vegas. I’ve always wanted to try going by myself… since I usually go with a group and end up being the defacto tour guide/planner for everyone, I always feel a little slowed down by everyone while I’m there. Going solo will allow me to see a bunch of out of the way spots that I’ve always wanted to take in, but figured no one else would be up for. So, the point of the post… Is this an insane proposal? Am I human garbage for wanting to take a solo trip with a wife and baby at home? I really do want us both to be able to still travel while she’s so young, but the prospect of taking a long trip with a baby just sounds too exhausting. This way, I figure we’ll both still get some well-deserved rest and won’t have to worry about all of the exhaustion that comes with traveling with a baby.