After working full time for 7 months straight I am desperately in need of some time off and getting away from it. Our house needs so much work that I need to be away from it to chill out a little. My kids are all water babies so a pool or beach is essential. We had all but given up on a holiday and decided to spend some time at my parents place down the coast. Then we received a text message, "free week holiday in an apartment, paid for but we can not use it, let us know if you can use it" I was on the phone a few minutes later, me please! Even though the whole family couldn't be together the whole time, I said we can do it blended family style, some together, some apart, we are flexible! So although our holiday down the coast isn't the cruise or trip to Bali or Lord Howe Island that we were hoping for, it was exactly what we needed.
There were a few holidays I had my heart set on, another trip to Bali just because the kids adore it there.A cruise, because it is all inclusive and so much for the kids which means more time alone for hubby and I. I picked up a P&O Carnival brochure and Miss 6 looked at it for hours obsessed with the idea of a water slide on a ship. But of course cruse dates are so limiting with the restrictions of a blended family.
Even though I am still dreaming of our family holiday to one of these destinations it has been put off again to a future date, but we will enjoy our little special free holiday to Tomakin even though we are not together the whole time. I am eternally grateful to my Aunt who gifted us a wonderful chance to be with family and some great time away from home with Miss 6 one on one.
Do you have holidays plans this Christmas? Do you find getting away with the kids hard work?