Make Time for Vacation

Several decades ago, families didn’t think twice about taking family vacations together. It was something families just did together. However, today things are quite different. Most families have two working spouses and the kids are generally in a ton of activities during the summertime, making it hard to get away for a family vacation – no matter how small it may be.

The sad thing is that the time families used to spend with each other on vacation is something that families of today desperately need. With the advances in technology and all of the demands pulling family members away from each other, it’s important to make time to spend with each other. Taking the family on a vacation is one of the best ways to accomplish this.

Okay, so how in the world are you supposed to make time for a family vacation? Well, one of the best ways is to use a summer event to jump-start your vacation. For example, most of us get invited to a wedding every summer. The fun thing is that some of the weddings we are invited to aren’t close…like, they’re in another state. For those weddings, most of us go online and send a gift to the happy couple.

Why not make the decision to go to that wedding? Sure, you’ll have to pack formalwear for members of the family (boys’ suits, dresses for girls, men’s formalwear, etc.), but if you can turn the wedding into a 5-7 day vacation, isn’t it worth it? Plus, by doing this, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone, so to say, as you’ll be able to attend the wedding of a relative or close family friend and be able to take your family on a vacation. All you need to do is look for a place within 100 miles or so of the wedding that has several attractions to interest all the members of your family and you’ll be set.

Perhaps you aren’t expecting an invitation to a summer wedding that’s very far way…that’s okay. You can always do something simple like take your family on a 4-day camping excursion. Even if you only travel across the state and stay for a few days, the time alone with your family will be well worth it.

The lack of family vacations being taken in America is disturbing because a lot of quality time away from the outside distractions of this world is being missed out on. Don’t let this happen to you and your family. I know this may be an odd post for KidsFormal.com, but we work with a lot of families as we help them choose tuxedos, dresses and other formalwear for their kids and we see how distant family members are becoming with each other. It’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Take the first step and go somewhere alone with your family for a few days and enjoy the quality time you spend with each other!

By Andrea K. Clark

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