My d seems to expect us to take her. It hasn't crossed her mind that we wouldn't go with her. She has been in contact with other kids going to AFA and afew going to WP and some don't seem to be bringing parents - she was surprised at that. She has a very close friend at WP now and when she went her family went with her (CA to NY, that was $$$!). Her friend is home for Christmas and I asked her if she is glad her family went even though it was a 2 minute good bye - she said it was gabulous to hvae them with her - through the travel time and all - it wasn't just the brief good bye time, it was apparently much more. She said that knowing her folks were there and supporting her made it so much easier. I don't know for sure if hubby can go too - depends on work and if he can get that time off. I will certainly go with her though.