Family Vacation? Not Really!
Mr. Incredible and I just returned from 5 days of fun in the sun. My family took our annual trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’m always excited to go to the beach. It’s something special about looking out into the mass of water and seeing the sun staring back at you while the waves dance around the shore. I love it!
The kids had an awesome time. They played in the ocean, swam in the pool, floated on the lazy river, shot each other with water guns and had an absolute blast. Mr. Incredible was able to relax, sleep late, watch hours of TV and just chill.
Me? What did I do? I made breakfast and lunch every day, gave baths, dressed and undressed kids, made beds and kept an eye out so no one drowned. Whew!!!
Family vacations are always fun for the kids. But how much do parents, especially moms enjoy family vacations? At a recent blogger event I was talking with Sherrell Kirkland Andrews. She made the statement “Family vacations aren’t really vacations, they’re just a change of scenery.”
And that’s when it hit me. Even though I had time to sit by the ocean, shop at wonderful stores and eat like crazy, I didn’t really have a vacation. While in Myrtle Beach I did much of the same things I do at home: cooking cleaning, organizing, staying up late and waking up early.
So, even though we just spend major money on our “family vacation” I’m now looking forward to another get away. Hubby and I really need time to just relax and do nothing…. no kids, no stress.
Have you planned your family summer vacation yet? How will you make sure you get a change to relax with the kids in tow?