December is almost over, and many of us are thinking what 2018 is going to look like for our families. I’m sure some of you have your entire year all planned out. Your husband is going to win the lottery, you’re going to get pregnant with baby #5 (yikes!), and your 3-year-old is going to potty train himself.
Family vacations are put on the back burner for numerous reasons. Soccer season leaves very few weekends open, the dishwasher needs to be replaced taking any wiggle room out of the budget, and the thought of doing the loads and loads of laundry afterwards makes you nauseous. Each of us has our own stumbling blocks that we need to get through to make it happen.
A few years ago my husband had a conversation with a neighbor friend. They had 4 teenagers and confessed they had NEVER been on a family vacation. When I heard this I was surprised. As I have talked to other families, I realized that this is actually not all that uncommon.