As parents, life revolves around the children. From the moment they wake up in the morning to when they finally switch off at night. By the time they do fall asleep, there is very little time for you to spend quality time together.
Recognising the importance of making time for one another is something that not enough parents do. Before kids came into the picture, you undoubtedly went out every weekend, or every other weekend, with each other. Whether it was a simple meal at a restaurant or a full-blown romantic weekend getaway, you had plenty of time for it.
Now, though, time is something that is not easily afforded. Some parents can even feel guilty when organising a trip exclusively for adults, but this shouldn’t be the case.
Calling on the Grandparents
Parents deserve some quality time together away from the children. In order to do so, you need to make arrangements for the children during this time. Grandparents are usually all too happy to have the kids for a number of days because one; they savour the time they have with their grandchildren and two; they were also in your position once upon a time.
Just as you will be looking forward to your time away, children will also look forward to time with their grandparents. This represents a change from the normal routine – they will likely enjoy extra treats, later bedtimes and other benefits. Just make sure you bring back some good presents back with you.
Rekindling the Flame
Once arrangements have been made for the children all that is left is to make arrangements for you. So, where do you go to rekindle the flame of romance? Major cities such as London, Paris and Milan are hotbeds for couples, while you might also look to the Scottish countryside and spa deal in Glasgow for a relaxing break.
The ultimate romantic weekend away consists of luxury and a laidback approach. You don’t want to feel rushed off your feet, but neither do you want to feel as though there is nothing else to do apart from biding the time out in your hotel room. Somewhere with a mixture of tourism and pamper sessions make for the perfect antidote to couple at their wits’ end.
Don’t Break the Bank
While we would all dearly love to be able to hop on a plane and fly out to anywhere in the world, the reality is that not all of us have the funds akin to that of the Kardashians. A jet-setter’s lifestyle is one that we all aspire for, but it’s simply not feasible, especially if your romantic break takes place so close after Christmas.
Late deals can be found on all manner of discount websites, saving you a bundle when it comes to actually booking your trip. Keep an eye on travel agents’ shop windows when out and about for great discounts. You can often find all-inclusive extended breaks at a snip of the full price, or maybe even a cruise if that’s your thing…
When You Come Back
Once you come back from your break, you will be ready to get back to the norm and the children. Time away is great, but no matter how great and wonderful your romantic getaway was, you wouldn’t want to be without your children.
With that said, it still doesn’t put you off shopping around for your next parent getaway which, hopefully, isn’t too far around the corner!