It’s hard to find a minute to breath let alone take a trip away from your kids. But every mother, father, grandparent, and caregiver deserves some relaxation time. Finding someone you know and trust to watch your kids is step number one. Below are a few other things to add to your list of to-dos.
Give yourself time to talk to them before your trip
Start talking about your trip a few months before you leave (and consistently mention it) so they don’t forget! Talk about where you’ll be going, what you’ll be doing, and how excited you are for it — then your kids will be excited, too.
Try to include your kids too and have them help you think of places to go while you’re away.
Prepare and write notes
Prepare your caregiver as much as possible. Write down your children’s schedules, any playdates, and sports so their life remains as normal as possible. Make sure they have the same snacks, food, and television rules also.
Stay in touch as much as you can
We’re sure you already will, but step up your phone calls a notch by sending a text of pictures to the babysitter to show your kids. Or even try FaceTiming with them! They’ll love to see the adventures you go on.
Your first trip away is hard, but it’s worth it (and don’t forget you deserve it!). If you’re looking for a place to go, come visit Pacific Grove, CA and stay at the Butterfly Grove Inn! We’ve got it all — cozy rooms, unbeatable location, and a warm and friendly staff. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.