Behind every great vacation picture with kids is a mom who has threatened and bribed their kids nonstop for days. Although it is so great to make so many amazing memories on family trips, they are incredibly exhausting for parents. I try to be thankful that we are even able to take trips like this, but let’s be honest, I need a vacation after our vacation. Like many of the children I work with daily, I have come to realize that as an adult, I am not good with transitions. Trying to get from point A to point B, get everyone dressed and ready for the next activity, and all while no one having a meltdown, should be considered an Olympic sport. I have no real point to this story other than for all the parents on vacation with their kids, I see you. I see the plans being changed due to moods, I see the inability to sit and relax because you are chasing little people around and making sure they are having a great time, I see the snippy comments to your spouse because no one slept well the night before, and you sprinting away from kids club after drop off just to enjoy an hour and a half of quiet while checking your phone for the time every five minutes and to make sure the kids are okay. I see you. Keep up the great work.
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