Do Parents Get Vacation?

It seems all the preparation, juggling of kids and their needs, compromises to create “happy” family memories exhaust nurturers.  We only get time off if we’re deathly ill or we pack a bag and go somewhere without dependents. 

Maybe vacation isn’t defined as time off to relax.  It doesn’t have to be peaceful.  Maybe vacation is time together.  Maybe vacation is a mythical state we only imagine, thus disappointment.  Reality is we create our own experience.

I try to have a little vacate each day by thinking in the morning hours, walking by myself for exercise, sitting on the front swing and reading, or meditating on a special place in my imagination with waterfalls and a hammock where all the people are quiet and don’t need anything.

Finding your own way to vacate each day even if it’s only five minutes is a way to thrive.

Bon voyage!


About jjbailey

Professional Parent, Author, creative homemaker, and endangered species.
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