08 Jul Personalize Your Staycation
Like many other families, we’re watching our spending, and that includes the traditional summer vacation. But just because we are not jetting off to a resort doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves. In fact, as a parent, I find our “staycation” more relaxing than going away, especially with a 5-year old who insists she no longer needs a nap! And with teenagers who prefer to be with their friends, it works out better for everyone! Here are some tips for a successful staycation:
1. Schedule start and end dates. Just like your vacation, plan a beginning and ending to make it feel official.
2. Pack that time with activities. Let everyone vote on what they want to do. Invite neighbors and friends over for a backyard BBQ. Our next door neighbors host an annual outdoor movie night, complete with blankets, popcorn, and a movie under the stars. Don’t forget the beverages! Our personalized party tub works well for everything from juice boxes to soda to beer.
3. Declare a “choratorium.” That means no chores! Don’t make the beds, vacuum, or pull weeds – nothing. You’re on vacation!
4. Take staycation photos. Just as you would if you went away from home! Share them with me, too!