Most families do not make enough time to spend together due to a crazy life that is constantly getting in the way. Between sports, work, school, activities and spending time with friends, it’s no wonder that families don’t make time for one another. Instead, they unfortunately get overly tired and run down. In fact, recently Disney Survey released this information after interviewing around 1,000 parents with children from ages 5-17: “Out of 52 weeks a year, on average, parents surveyed admit that they have only 15 ‘free’ weekends — i.e. ‘no plans.’ Further, 13 percent say they have no free weekends.” Not only does this shocking information reveal that families are not spending enough time together, but something needs to be done about it.
Since this information is rather discouraging, it’s time for families to do something about it! Instead of getting discouraged, a fantastic way to bond with your family members when life gets insanely busy is to get away and enjoy quality time together. Everyone can use some time to enjoy one another’s company and planning a simple yet fulfilling family vacation is the way to do it.
Don’t Let Expenses Halt Your Travel Plans
If you’re concerned about expenses, especially if you have a larger family, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that a vacation does not have to cost a lot of money. You can easily go on a weekend road trip and stay at a nearby town that you’ve been meaning to visit. That way you won’t have to worry about purchasing plane tickets, renting a car or any other extra expenses that can pile up. A weekend trip is perfect because it’s only a few days but it still is just enough time for a family to catch up, bond and learn new things about each other.
Clear up Your Schedule and Make it Happen
A parent’s schedule can be just a busy as their child’s school schedule, so it is up to them to make a family vacation take place. Work may be demanding, but children require extra attention and it’s important to give them plenty of love and time before the time you have to spend with them vanishes before your very eyes. With only around 17 summers to enjoy your child at home, it’s essential that you make taking vacations important. You will create precious memories and will also make it known to your child or children that they are special to you.
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