It’s that time of the year that families look forward to – the holiday season. Talks over the dinner table include discussing locations for the holiday, whether that is a villa in Spain or an apartment in Tenerife. If you are lucky it might be an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean.
In my household, summer discussions usually go like this – ‘Darling, I am working the next 2 weekends, can your parents come up and look after little man?’ to which hubby replies, ‘Of course, I have that match next week, and then I am working the Bank Holiday too remember…’
We do not have a summer holiday due to both our jobs being incredibly summer based. We have always had a few days off in October around our wedding anniversary though.
I don’t feel bad that we can’t go away during the summer. It isn’t as if little man is in school yet and having to deal with his friends talking about their summer holidays away.
Yet, it still plays on my mind – should this be something that we do try and do?
Now we went away to a villa in Spain as a family when little man was 10 months old, and it was definitely testing…to say the least!
It could be that I am scarred from the experience of this, which is why going abroad doesn’t bother me at all.
There are so many lovely places to visit in the UK. At the moment I am happy stealing a few days away during the week and taking little man out of nursery. It is also 1000 times quieter than during the summer holidays which is a huge positive, plus cheaper.
Center Parcs had to be my favourite place of all time last year. We couldn’t have asked for anything more when we visited for a mid-week break in October.
So who says you have to go abroad during the summer holidays?
Really a holiday is a break away from your home, and away from the mundane routines and work schedules.
It shouldn’t matter where it is; as long as the family are all together and spending some quality time making memories, then that is all that matters.
So this summer when families are booking their holidays abroad, we will be working hard and looking forward to our break in October, which most definitely will be in the UK.
That to me is perfect enough!
Busy Working Mummy XOXO
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