It's fair to say that sometimes parents too need a break. Read on to find out why long weekends away from the kids are OK and helpful. Also get useful tips on how to plan that trip.
Weekend getaway: How to plan a “parents only” holiday
You’ve planned, agonized, saved and now you are in the final countdown; you’re only days away from your well deserved vacation – just you and your husband. You’re giddy with excitement and anticipation for your romantic getaway. You even bought a cute little number you are hoping he rips off your body. And that’s when the scream in the next room slaps you back to reality. This shouldn’t stop you.
Go for a vacation without your kids. Get out of or around the Philippines and spend some time with your spouse and rediscover why you fell in love before marriage and the kids.
Why long weekend getaways are more than okay?
There isn’t a study out there that doesn’t support the theory that the happiest, healthiest children are those whose parents are also happy. When mom and dad are married, being happy means having a loving, healthy relationship; one in which both of you are committed to making the marriage all it can be.
A big part of making a marriage healthy and happy is to take time each day to spend together talking, sharing and connecting emotionally and physically. But another important aspect of keeping your marriage healthy and happy is to take occasional ‘time outs’ for just the two of you– a romantic weekend getaway.
These romantic getaways allow parents the time they deserve to have fun, relax, catch a nap or two, have uninterrupted sex and do big people things without worrying about the kids needing a nap, getting hungry and more. In other words, these weekends away are a much deserved break.