Friday, June 18, 2010

Family Vacations are for the Parents as well as the Kids

When planning your family vacation, you have probably devoted most of your energy toward scheduling things for your kids. You’ve diligently arranged mealtime, swim time, nap time, and sightseeing, with care and precision. What you probably haven’t done is scheduled time for you and your spouse, which is equally as important.

In our hectic lives, finding quality time with our spouse can be difficult. Vacations are a great time to rekindle the flame, even if you are with your kids. Most hotels offer babysitting services with certified sitters who come right to your hotel room. Or, if you can afford it, consider bringing a teenager from home to accompany your family on vacation. She can watch your kids when you and your spouse enjoy a date night.

I have been married almost 30 years and throughout our lives, my husband and I have always found a way to keep one night of our vacation for ourselves. Vacation is a time for carefree romance, and it’s important to take advantage of that. The kids are usually thrilled to have a night to watch a tv movie with a babysitter and they won’t even miss you!

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