The sad truth is this: spending vacation with your kids cannot be considered as a true vacation. While many might not agree but if you think about the common set up of families in a vacation, you will realize that you missed the point of having a vacation – to get some rest and relaxation. It may feel as busy as you are taking a trip as a couple but a real vacation should give the couple time to wonder in a carefree manner, explore the new place at their own pace and be free from any sort of whining. You should be able to eat at a fancy restaurant without having to pick food on the floor and enjoy a romantic night with your partner. Here are some simple steps you can do to prepare yourself and the kids for your child free vacation:
- Ask your parents if they can watch over the kids. You can call in favors from your friends as well, if you don’t have your parents near you or if they are already booked with something. Other family members who would love to watch over the kids while you are gone would be a good choice too. It is important to ask because you will never have an idea who would be willing to take care of them while you get your dream vacation.
- Offer up a kid swap. If no one is brave enough to say yes to your request, go the alternate route – bartering. Arrange to watch your friend’s or relative’s kids in the event that they would want to take a kids-free vacation too. Make sure you are entrusting your kids to people you know and trust.
- If you have no choice, you can bring a babysitter along with you. This way you can leave the kids while you take some couple time off while still feeling secured that they are with you and close whenever they need you.
Once you have arranged everything and you have someone to look after your kids, book a room such as in child free accommodation Port Douglas and enjoy rest and relaxation like no other.