When we were a childless couple, a four-day ski weekend in Vermont would certainly be classified as a “getaway.” We were leaving responsibility, jobs, and the city far behind. But now, with children, there’s no “getting away.”
We’ve been going on a ski weekend somewhere in New England each February for years. It’s a great opportunity to spend time together with friends, and to sit in a hot tub for far longer than is recommended.
These days, all four couples have at least one kid, and it has changed everything. It’s a virtual kidsplosion in our ski rental home…from little bodies to high chairs to toys and other gear (none of it ski-related, yet). No more late nights for us–now we’re asleep by 10pm from the physical exhaustion of not just skiing, but keeping up with our kids. So strange that we can pine for the days of late nights and crippling hangovers.
How has your vacation life changed with the onslaught of kids?