A vacation with kids isn’t a vacation at all.
Let’s all agree that statement is 100% factual.
Over the holiday break, my husband and I got away without the kids and I’m not even ashamed to admit that it felt so good. Even though it was just a trip home for a good friend’s wedding, it still felt entirely like a vacation. I woke up when I wanted and not because a child was staring at me while declaring they want breakfast. The only butt I wiped was my own and don’t even get me started on mealtimes. Dinner was eaten hot and without interruption or negotiation.
These little luxuries aren’t the only reason to take a kid-free vacation though, my friends. Your partner and relationship depend on it too. In the hustle of every day life, our relationship usually starts to take the back-burner. When frustrations arise, we take it out on each other. Getting away from all life’s stress allows us to remember how much fun we actually have with each other. We came back home refreshed and actually LIKING each other again.
Take the Kid-Free Vacation
Some parents may be able to schedule regular weekly/bi-weekly date nights, but our schedules don’t always allow for that to happen as much as we’d like.
So as I mentioned, we headed home to Philadelphia for four days over the holiday break. While we were there we planned to celebrate our belated 5 year anniversary. No plans were officially made, but we walked around the downtown area and grabbed dinner at Good Dog Bar and hot chocolate/coffee to warm up as we walked through Dilworth Park.
Good Dog Bar
This little bar is located on 15th St between Locust and Walnut Streets. Great ambiance and good food were enjoyed. My husband had the mussels and I had the pork sandwich with provolone and broccoli rabe. Both were out of this world.
After eating we walked a few blocks over to Dilworth Park (located on the west side of City Hall). The Eagles had just won the game that night, so the city was pumped. Nothing could have made my husband happier than a random Eagles chant through the streets.
Mazda 6 Signature
While we were there, we drove around the 2018 Mazda6 Signature. We couldn’t have asked for a better ride through the city, highway and suburbs. It performed like a dream with excellent gas mileage and all the features you’d love in a car during the winter, including heated seats AND steering wheel. We didn’t have the kids or car seats to worry about, but there was definitely plenty of space in the backseat and even trunk for all our luggage. The coolest features were the touch screen display and LED headlights that turned with the steering wheel! For more specs, visit MazdaUSA.com.
Bottom line parents, if you have the chance to get away for a date night or weekend trip, TAKE IT! Not every family is lucky enough to have family/friends to watch the kids while you’re away, but if you do, take advantage and then spread the love to other close family and friends.