I just had to get in on this one. I have two kids. I took them to AC last May. They are a little bit older than yours. Dan and Emily were 6 and 10 at the time. They did great! We took day diving trips and did not take the kids. We hired one of the great maids at the Palms to spend the day with the kids. (Obviously it was her day off). I think we paid her about $40.00 US for the day. - Don't remember exactly, but we were all happy with the arrangement. The kids had so much fun with her. I think if you just ask around at whatever place you stay, you will find someone who would be happy to sit for the kids. You know how that goes there, someone you know and trust will know someone you can trust. Did that make sense???. . . Wow, and it's only Monday. Anyway, we also took the kids snorkeling to Mexico Rocks and Hol Chan. That was so exciting for them! My son even took the resort dive course and did a 28 foot dive with me! Imagine that! That was at Ramon's. They called all over the place looking for the right person for the job. Someone who was a PADI instructor (they were the only one's able to do 10 year olds then), and his divemaster was terrific with him. I know your kids are too young for that, but I guess my point is that there shouldn't be any trouble at all with your kids and sitters/snorkeling or whatever. Bring your video camera! This past trip (a couple weeks ago), I didn't have the kids with me. It was a great get-away, of course, but I really missed them ! They had so much fun in Belize. Shorts and Barefeet - kids fit right in! I say - If you don't take them on your next trip, you should definately take them sometime. It's a great experience for them to see how people live in a different part of the world. Loads of fun.