First of all, I am not old or "past my prime" and I don't dislike children. But, again, when you are talking about a toddler still in diapers, the vacation is not for them, it's for you. You can say over and over how it's really for them, and oh, they will have so much fun! but I, for one do not believe it. Kids that little cannot remember their vacation. Also, it is good for parents to spend some time away from their kids.