Family vacationing can be a fun experience if everyone will help prepare for the vacation. The days of mom packing for the trip alone should be a thing of the past. Moms working outside of the home have a most difficult time trying to juggle the trials of home life, work and raising a family so planning a vacation and preparing for it is something that she may not find appealing.
Vacationing families should plan ahead and divide up the responsibilities so that mom and dad don’t get stuck with all of the aspects of planning and preparing for the big day. Divide the duties up between family members and ensure that families who vacation together are willing to pack and help pitch in so that the preparations of the vacation can be fun for all of the family members who get to have some time away on the family’s well-deserved break away from home.
Teenagers can easily take the vehicle to be serviced if the vacationing family will be taking a car on their trip. If you are flying, then send a responsible teen to pick up the tickets or to stop by the travel agency to pick up last minute itineraries. Dad can make all of the reservations prior to leaving and on the day of departure; he can pack the cooler and tote all of the luggage to the car. Mom can pack herself, dad, and any small children of the home. However, all teenagers should be able to pack themselves after the age of twelve. Mom can make sure everything is clean and offer friendly packing suggestions, other than that, everyone should be on their own!
Vacationing families who work together will have a lot more fun as a family when they finally reach their vacation destination where they can enjoy time playing together. Mom and Dad can enjoy a stress-free vacation and the children of the family will be taught to pitch in and help while enabling the whole family to get the vacation on the road quickly!