The idea of taking a vacation without my son was absolutely absurd to me. My thoughts were, heck no, I could never leave my baby at home while I experienced the world. My plan was to bring my mother everywhere we went so, that she could take care of him while we had some alone time. However, we still continued our daily parenting duties most of the time.
Our son, Calvin, has been on 7 flights in his 3 years of life and currently has a passport for our travels to Jamaica this month.
See the issue is that I battle with mommy guilt. The feeling of remorse and sadness when I make a decision that does not include my son. I desperately need to stop badgering myself. We all should.
Let’s just say 2018 is a year of change. No more waking up in the middle of the night on every vacation because he has to potty. No more changing our music station to Fisher Price Little People on Pandora. No more arranging our sightseeing around our son’s naptime.
No more! No more!
Just once out of the year, I’m snagging my husband up and we are taking a kid-free trip. Here’s 3 Key Reason You Need To Vacation Without The Kids, Too!
3 Key Reasons You Need To Vacation Without The Kids
You Spend More Time Sexting Than Sexing
Instead of increasing intimacy face to face, you tend to show love through texting. I can relate, too. Although the excitement still remains prevalent in your relationship, your energy is drained and the mood dwindles away after the kids are put to sleep. Scheduling time for a well-deserved and kid-free vacation will allow more time for face to face cuddles rather than face-time emojis.
You Need To Recharge
A childless vacation is therapeutic. It allows you time with your spouse to recharge and rekindle the flames that may dwindle throughout the week. You know the time spent running errands for the kids, attending meetings, working, completing household duties and deadlines. This is the perfect time to allow the hotel staff to make your bed, cook your meals and serve you for a change.
Oh, the joy of rolling over instead of rolling out of bed. The best part of vacationing kid-free is to stay out as late as you want and to sleep in as much as you want. Being well-rested can be a challenge when bringing the kids with you on vacation.
If you’ve found a trust-worthy caregiver to make sure your children are safe and secure, there’s no need to feel guilty. The time spent alone with your spouse helps you to return home more energized, relaxed and more patient for your children.
Have you taken a kid-free vacation? Let us know in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading! Ro’Shunda
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