Parents may sometimes dread a vacation as much as they look forward to it. Before your children came along, the world was a free-range open territory for you to explore. Now, you must choose your destination and your luggage wisely, and you have to think about your children during literally every part of the planning for your vacation. But the fact is that there is no reason to avoid a nice trip simply because you have kids. Here, we will examine some specific tips for those of you who are traveling with a few extra passengers.
1. Don’t Panic
This rule is featured on the front of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and it applies here as well. Though it can be difficult and stressful to worry every fleeting moment about your kids’ safety and behavior on your vacation, remember that the whole point of a vacation is to have fun. Therefore, being that parent who has a complete nervous breakdown because their child just managed to sneak a sip of coffee or spilled a bit of chocolate milk on the seat probably isn’t a good thing, for you or them. Let a few things slide. And relax. You’re on vacation.