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Making a family weekend getaway damn near impossible!
Especially with four kids. Seriously, there's a birthday party for one of my kids' friends almost every weekend. And then as soon as one sports season ends another one begins. Then there's all the frivolous little things like getting recertified in CPR for that life guarding summer job thrown in. Which is also why we won't be going to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone over the summer break. Because now we have to work around kids' work schedules too.
If only my kids were antisocial, unambitious couch potatoes.
Then we could travel all the time, instead of frantically searching for any two days strung together. And then hopefully, my husband doesn't have to work and our dog sitter is also available. Then maybe we'll find a destination not too close to home, but not too far away either. Because we don't want to spend the entire getaway in the car actually getting away from home. And it needs to have interesting stuff to do, but not too much so that we don't have time to relax.
Because the whole point of all the stress of going is to relax.
But, we already know it's not going to be relaxing. Because we've done this before and nothing with four kids is relaxing. Wait....why are we going again? And what if the weather sucks and we have to spend the whole weekend we planned to be outside, inside? At least we'll be somewhere else.