Re: Negotiating with DH
If your mother is still living and can come visit, you can always threaten to have her come stay with him and LO while you go away! Being alone with toddler and MIL might do the trick, although I guess then he could just abandon both of them. Even though my DH gets along well with my mom, she would drive him crazy alone for more than a day or so.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.