Outings can be stressful if you are travelling with children, as their expectations differ from that of adults. The stress of finding right activities for each age group and food needs leaves you with no time to relax. Here’s how you can keep your brood happy while you enjoy your ‘me’ time…According to Girish Shenoy, a banker and a father of two daughters (aged eight and three), a vacation with kids is a sure way to get post-vacation stress.
“You not only blow your budget with extra add-ons, with each kid demanding something other than what is provided in terms of food and amenities, but also come back tired instead of refreshed,” he says. The story is more or less similar for every couple with children. Shubhra Jaiswal (39) too, came back stressed from her recent holiday as there was nothing much to do for her two kids at the place chosen by her for the family’s vacation. “I realised that finding beforehand what activities or fun things are there for your kids is of supreme importance,” says Shubhra. She suggests going for holidays which are all-inclusive, so that needs of each and every person of the family is taken care of.
Attend to the needs of the kids first so that they don’t complain about being bored. Once they are happy, it is easier for you to take time out for yourself and indulge in your favourite activity, like reading a book on the beach.
– Many resorts offer in-room babysitting or kids’ activities. Make use of the service so that you can have a relaxed evening. If that’s not available, order room service when the children are asleep.