Friday, February 24, 2012

Escape

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Places: top to bottom , left ti right: Muir Woods, Jasper Canada, Philippines, Maine

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I don't know what it is, but lately I am dreaming of a getaway.  Maybe it's the combination of Mia going through an exceptionally needy phase combined with growing all the needs of the business.  Whatever it is, it leaves me feeling one tantrum, tear or need away from a breakdown.  Do you know the feeling?  So, lately, I have been thinking maybe the remedy is a few days away some where.  A lovely lake, some sun lit woods, a beach, a glistening body of water... any or all of the above.  The kids have suddenly been pleading for Disney Land.  That sounds like fun, too and certainly magical memories, but I fear it might be more exhausting than I can handle.  Have you been to Disney with your children?  Was itrelaxing, exhausting or a bit of both?  Do you have any spring break plans?  Where is a nice, relaxing place to take a 4 and a 7 year old?

9 comments:

maripositasmom said...

If you want the combination of relaxing for you and fun for the kids, you MUST do Beaches Turkes and Caicos. Its an all inclusive, gorgeous beach and has wonderful activities for kids. The characters are sesame street. Disney is fun but not relaxing for you! (lots of walking, lines, etc.)

maripositasmom said...

If you want the combination of relaxing for you and fun for the kids, you MUST do Beaches Turkes and Caicos. Its an all inclusive, gorgeous beach and has wonderful activities for kids. The characters are sesame street. Disney is fun but not relaxing for you! (lots of walking, lines, etc.)

Anonymous said...

We took our two little girls (3 and 4 at the time) to disney. We were worried about it being too exhausting as well. We decided to just do the magical kingdom for a few days (since my girls were obsessed with princesses/fairies it was an easy pick) then we went to a beach resort for the rest of our trip. It split it up and made it nice and relaxing for all of us. After all disney is exhausting for the kids as well as the parents. None of us would have made it through all of the disney parks. The girls didn't know they had missed anything and were just as excited about the resort pools and building sand castles on the beach.

Laura said...

I have done Disney twice with my children (6 and 2). It is fun, but it is tiring. Our most relaxing vacation was to Crater Lake last summer. There was no cell signal or wifi. We had to totally unplug and just enjoy each other. It was incredibly relaxing. I'd recommend a beach or quiet nature spot for a relaxing trip. My kids actually enjoy just being outdoors so much more than I expected. And they loved all of our undivided attention that they seemed to stop needing it so much. I hope you are able to have a lovely getaway!

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

This post is right up my alley. I have been dreaming of a warm sunny relaxing getaway for months now. We were planning on a nice Caribbean cruise but sadly had to nix that plan due to a change in circumstances and ironically the first vacation we will be taking this year is Disney world, which will be warm but I'm not too sure how relaxing it will be. While I have not attempted Disney with kids of my own, I have tackled it with my mom and 6 younger siblings. It was an amazing amount of fun and a total delight to see the park through the little ones eyes but I would definitely not describe it as quiet, calm or spa-like relaxation. More like, high energy fun but total exhaustion. We all slept VERY well every night. One way we made it a bit more relaxing was to come back from the parks in the early afternoon for naps and relaxing by the pool. But definitely not the same as a week by the lake in Maine!

Jessica said...

Laura, your comment:

they loved all of our undivided attention that they seemed to stop needing it so much
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This is exactly the problem I have with my daughter right now. She is so needy and the more she is pulling on me, climbing on me, etc, the more frustrated I become... which drives her neediness even more. Being unplugged would probably be really good. What is the weather like there and where did you stay?

Doing a combo beach/Disney trip could be the best of both worlds, too... fun, energy, magic... then a few days of rest and recoup and fun in the sun! I am dying to jump on a plane right now! :)

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

I am going to LA overlapping spring break and trying to get into this workshop - doesnt it sounds amazing?!! http://www.chopra.com/journey2012

WENDEE HOLTCAMP said...

One thing my aunt used to do was say, give me 15 minutes (or however long she can handle - an hour?) of "mommy time" (where you do your work) and then you'll give her 15 minutes (or however long) of solid, uninterrupted Mia time. I don't actually remember how it "Worked" but she raves about this technique. Have you tried something like that? Sometimes when they're so clingy it's because even the time we give them isnt full attention. However, I have no idea if that applies, so take it or leave it! :) (and not that you were asking! LOL! Just came to mind). I totally know what you mean about wanting to jump on a plane, and that's why I booked my trip!! I also may be bringing home the cutest new kitty from Dallas. Oh, and an apple macbook :)

dusty and meag said...

Disney was fantastic...exhausting and crazy and fun...but if you follow up 5 days at disney with a 7 night cruise...it's the PERFECT kids included vacation! Hoping you get one soon :)

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