Since the beginning of our dating days, John and I have been taking at least one trip a year, and one of them is definitely during Memorial Day week. We had a few year stretch where we went back to the same area of Mexico just trying different resorts each time….we even saw some of the same travelers doing the same thing year after year. #random.
Back in January we booked our upcoming cruise. We went with MSC Cruises, an Italian cruise line that we haven’t tried before. At the time I booked it for four, thinking it would be our first cruise as a full family. (check out our cruise as a family of 3 back in 2013)
Now….I kinda want to call and rebook as a family of two. Just me and Johnny.
Don’t look at me like that. I feel guilty enough.
But….hear me out.
I’m with the kids all day every day. I know things will be slightly different on the cruise because we’ll be away from our daily grind, and someone else will be doing the cooking and cleaning, and in charge of entertainment for the most part. But…I still just want to be away…from responsibility. I told you already how important having a momcation is… well I feel a parentcation is essential as well.
Mom guilt is what has kept me from calling up our travel agent already. Well, mom guilt and wife guilt. I am home with the kids non stop, but John isn’t. He sees them on weekends, and just for a couple hours each night. During the day I send him pics and videos, and he laments not being a work from home dad. I know he wants more quality time with the kids…and a week-long family cruise would give him just that.
So I feel terrible wanting to chuck em over to my family so we can have a couples getaway just because of my daily interaction with them. I want them to get lots of daddy time and attention. I want them to experience all the fun stuff we do, and make awesome memories with them.
I asked John what he’d prefer and he said “Whatever you want to do, is what I want to do.” The guy’s equivalent to us girls’ “I dunno, what do YOU wanna eat/do/see?” lol So…he’s no help.
Rohan’s been on a cruise with us, and Kaya hasn’t been on any vacation with us except a road trip to my family reunion when she was just a few months old. Right now I’m leaning toward just keeping it a whole family cruise and hopefully John and I can take a mini getaway alone later in the year…
What say you?
Family Cruise or Parents Only Cruise?