It comes every January – my complete boredom with the cold Canadian snow and cold. I start daydreaming about heading south, finding refuge under a palm tree or 10. Hubby and I have started talking about where we’d like to go this winter, we haven’t been on a vacation alone in years. Even before anything is planned and finalized, I am already worrying about leaving the kids. What if something happens to us? To the kids? Will they be alright?
I never leave their side, so how will they manage without their Mama?
This worry is starting to get the better of me. Instead of narrowing down the adult-only resort locations, I’m again contemplating bringing them along. For peace of mind. After all, we brought them along on our family vacation to paradise last year, and it went perfectly. Sure, I couldn’t fall asleep in a lounger and always had my eyes on them. But, it was remarkable to play on the beach with the kids, and see them light up to new animals. It was wonderful to have my lovies with me in my perfect oasis. Life was great! And, I didn’t have that nagging feeling of guilt in leaving them behind. A vacation isn’t much of one if you are sick with worry about those you left in another country. It’s the life of a parent, and all the worry that comes with it!
I’m contemplating a family-friendly vacation condo rental, in Florida. It’s located along Ft. Myers’ coast. We have never been to the area and I have heard great things about Florida Vacations. Having a whole cottage for the kids to explore, rather than a small hotel-like room is ideal when you have children. In fact, that is one complaint about our family vacation last year – we were so cramped for space when in our room. With kids, it’s always nice to have full amenities and the feeling of a ‘home’, when traveling so far from home. I know this Mom is happier with more space, and less tripping on toys! You can get a great deal on rentals, and then find savings on flights as well.
So, can I have my paradise and my kids too?