My mother reported that recently Kelly Ripa was talking on the “Live! with Regis and Kelly” show about a trip versus a vacation. Her husband Mark will filling in for Regis.
My mother says that Kelly explained the difference as this:
If your kids are traveling with you with then it’s a trip.
If your kids are not traveling with you then it’s a vacation.
I thought that was so true and very funny. I have written before about how I think beach trips are exhausting and are essentially just having to set up your operations in a whole new less efficient place. You guys ripped me a new one on that blog. (I can’t find the link. It’s too old.)
But I am hoping that now that my kids are older it won’t feel like that much work. They can all shower and dress themselves, even the 4-year-old. They can entertain themselves and will get in bed when you tell them. So hopefully we will get some relaxation too.
Do you see Kelly’s distinction between a trip and a vacation? How can you make a trip with kids feel more like a vacation?
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