Personalize Your Staycation

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!

Happy Summer!

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