Ill keep this as breif as poss and bullet point most info:
My wifes parents have always lived in Africa but recently retired to Greece.
I have a 3 year old daughter, who has only met her granparents (on my wifes side) once when she was 6 months old and obviously does not remember them.
Visiting them in Africa was expensive and the last time we went was 2 and a half years ago.
We are all going out to see my wifes parents for 3 weeks in August.
My wifes parents want to come and collect their grandaughter now and take her back to Greece so they can spend more time with her and have her with them for the next 6 weeks until we go over there.
They are both in their 60's and are very capable of looking after her.
But here is my concern, I worry that if for example they go the beach they may not be fast enough to keep 100% check on her near the water etc.
My main worry is that my daughter is a real daddys girl and it breaks my heart to think that while she is there with away from me and my wife she may get homesick.
I am sure they would keep her very entertained and that she would enjoy herself, but she has no memory of her grandparebts and I worry she will miss home too much and feel a little lost being in a strange place without her mum dad friends etc..
Also I have to admit I do not want to be seperated from my little girl for 6 weeks, I am very over protective of her (I know thats not good and im trying to chill) and I would be worried sick for weeks wondering if she is OK.
They are going to see her for 3 weeks anyway, and now they live in Greece we can sure afford to see them 1 maybe twice a year now.
But is it fair of me to deprive them of quality time with their Grandaughter?
My wife says she would mis her loads but would be happy for her to go and spend time with her grandparents and feels it would be a good experince for our daughter.