Is It Time for A Couples-Only Vacation?
Going away with kids isn't a vacation; it's a trip. Okay, so maybe that's a little extreme. But any parent will cop to the fact that taking kids to a destination usually requires more work than play. More often than not, there's little time for rest and relaxation. When was the last time you and your partner snuck away for an adults-only vacation? If you're still trying to remember, it's likely been far too long. The reality of it is that no matter how strong you marriage is, you still need some downtime to continue to nurture your relationship without any distractions. Of course, a romantic getaway is easier said than done. After all, what are you going to do with the children? You may want to consider these options. Recruit a family member or friend to stay in your home so that you can sneak off. Children will probably feel more secure if they're in their own surroundings. If that's not an option, allow them to stay at somebody else's house who you trust. You may even do a swap with another couple. You watch their kids so they can get away, and in exchange, they watch your kids.