Column Day. And yes, I’m still in vacation mode – or writing-about-vacation mode, at least. I promise I won’t milk our road trip forever, but I figured it was good for at least one more column.
This week I share some tips to help you have a family vacation that won’t leave you more exhausted than when you started.
The trick is not to aim for TOO much fun. I figure you should keep everyone busy enough so they don’t complain about being bored, but not so busy that they wind up making this face:
That, my friends, is the face of Vacation Overload. Too much stimulation, too many people, no sense of normalcy, not enough downtime.
Vacations are breeding grounds for great memories — and terrific meltdowns. I don’t know about your kids, but mine get a little off-kilter when they’re away from their normal routines for too long. That’s why it’s important to build in some chill-out time.