I'm going to fly in the face of public opinion and say stay home. Going on a foreign bender with your mates right before the most important moment of her life (and yours, if you've got any sense), could be a critical error with long term consequences. If it's your first you should be all over this - nothing is too much trouble for her, every moment is precious etc. There's major brownie points available here and trust me, the mates and beer aren't going anywhere in a hurry. Do the right thing and be there for the mother of your (impending) child.
On the other hand...
- the stag is FOUR weeks before the due date
- four weeks isn't 'right before the most important moment of her life', and
- I'd be suggesting to her that there'll be times later this year when she'll want to get away for a few hours/a day/overnight and you'll be the one looking after bambino to ensure that she can do that
... but then again you haven't said how good a mate this 'good mate' is. I've got 'good mates' who I wouldn't mind having a beer with and then I've got a handful of proper mates who, if they wanted me at their stag, I simply wouldn't let down.
A decent Doris would keep this in perspective and respect your decision. A decent groom and his mates would do exactly the fucking same.
Load of fucking fuss about nothing.
Do keep us posted on developments though...
Last edited by smashdad (Friday Jan 2014 22:55:11)