I wanted to thank each of you for taking the time to share your advice, personal accounts, and encouragement that it would be okay for me to take a trip without M.
I sent many of your comments to the other half--I thought it was very important for him to read so many viewpoints that differed from his.
It has been decided that M will come with us. I know he will have an amazing time once we get there and am hoping for a happy surprise on the long flight over. The good news is that my wonderful mother-in-law will be coming with us to help with both boys. This may be even better than the original plan of just taking B with us as now we will have the opportunity to get away occasionally without either of the kids! I see fruity drinks with umbrellas and lots of time lounging by the pool in my future and I cannot wait! The weather has been awful here for weeks, so this trip can't come soon enough.
Thanks again. I so appreciate those who take time to read what I write, but even more so for those who are willing to share their opinions with me!