We are in full swing of our Summer months. What is it about Summer that causes us to get excited? Is it vacation? Kid’s out of school? The warmer weather? Maybe it’s a combination of all of these things. I can’t but think about past Summer Vacations and the memories that were created that lasts a lifetime. When I was a single parent, I planned a vacation that included myself and my two boys. They were ages 12 and 9 at the time. We headed down to South Texas area and had plenty of outdoor excursions. I still remember my oldest son being our navigator during the trip. At age 12, he really was good at navigating – even annoying at times. My younger son was the comedian of the trip, providing us with one liners throughout the entire trip.
So my question to you, what will you do to make memories that will last a lifetime? It doesn’t have to be a trip that involves flying to the Caribbean or to Disney World. It can be simple, just getting away with your family. Maybe your vacation will be a Stay-cation; that is perfectly okay! There are plenty of things you can do in the area.
Will you allow your children to be an integral part of the vacation or will you simply be the dictator of your family. If you will give them some say they are able to take ownership of their vacation. Remember the goal: Relax, Let Go, and Enjoy your time together as a family.