As an adult, enjoying a vacation alone is easy. You know what you want. You know exactly what you’d be doing. You have specific plans and goals for the vacation. But how do you enjoy a vacation with little kids?
Kids are spontaneous in nature. They can flip a paper kite and follow it towards the middle of the beach. They can easily get carried away by side attractions and get lost in the crowd. How do you ensure these things don’t happen to your kids while enjoying that vacation? Below are ways to do just that.
- Allow Them To Take The Screen
When at home, you can restrict your kids from watching too much movies or playing too much video games. But while on vacation, the best thing to do for them is to allow them to enjoy what they love to do. So ensure you charge up your iPads, phones, and portable DVD players, and leave it for them to do all they want with it.
In fact, their being busy with those things saves you the stress of pulling them back from getting lost in the crowd or jumping unnecessarily around. If they are safe with those devices, you are safe, too.
- Vacation Somewhere They Love
Kids can be a pain when taken to places they don’t like. In their own little way, they can make your vacation a living hell. So ensure you consult them before planning that vacation. Yes, they are your little traveler advisers. You could show them pictures of those places. Chances are, they already know those places through the movies.
If they don’t and you must go with them, try selling it to them, that they would have so much fun. Even include that their favorite hero has been to where you are taking them to. This will make them fall in love with the place immediately.
- Go with Your Babysitter
If you want to enjoy that family vacation with little kids, you have to make sure they are well taken care of. One way to ensure that is to go with the babysitter they’re already used to. Besides affording you the time to spend a night out with your spouse, the kids would feel at home and be more relaxed.
However, if you don’t want to go with your babysitter, you can use the hotel babysitters. I wouldn’t trust a total stranger with my kids anyway, but if you must go that route, check them out very well and make sure they are worth leaving your kids with.
Question: What are your best tips to enjoy a vacation with little kids? We would love to read your tips in the comments section below.