Last week I took a much needed break from the daily grind. One of my closest friends and I decided to escape with the kiddos to Florida for a quick beach get-a-way. We spent 4-days and 3-nights at a beach resort near Fort Lauderdale.
Full disclosure...vacationing with kids (3 boys under the age of 8 to be exact!) is not exactly a relaxing and stress free experience! Parents know all too well the chaos that can ensue with children who've been traveling all day and not eating & sleeping on schedule. In fact, it can be downright stressful! I certainly had many moments of frustration with my 6-year old throughout the week. But I also had many wonderful moments. Vacationing with your kids offers something immeasurable - time to connect minus the daily grind of cooking, cleaning, laundry, chauffering, etc. I spent time just playing with my son in the pool and at the beach. There weren't any competing interests vying for my attention. For those 4 days and 3 nights, I did not have to divvy up my time between working, cooking dinner, washing the dishes and spending time with my son. The days belonged to my son and me...to spend however we chose. As always, I like to capture those moments...not only for me but for my son to look back on and hopefully treasure as I do.