I love holidays for that welcome change of scenery and doing things you do not normally get a chance too. My boys require quite a lot of entertaining to keep the arguments at bay and to burn through all their energy! So my ideal holiday would have plenty to keep children occupied, so come 7pm they fall asleep with minimum fuss and effort, meaning mummy and daddy can recoup in front of the TV or with a decent book.
Holiday smiles are priceless
It does not matter for how long you get away, even weekend breaks are refreshing. It is nice just having a break from the running around to one after school club after another and letting someone else take care of the entertainment and in my case ideally the food. I am a hopeless cook, so find trying to rope together a balanced meal for the boys is often stressful, there are only so many ways you can present baked beans!
There was an article in the Daily Mail about why holidays are healthy, one of the suggested reasons were creating happy memories you can then call on when your feeling low. So when I go on a holiday booking frenzy and hubbie raises any objections (with a big frown on his face) I plan on quoting how much I am helping keeping him and our boys in good health! Mind you some holidays are such good value I do not think even hubbie would grumble about finances, like Butlins for example. I was watching a home video at a friends house and the site in Skegness looks great, lots for children all included in the price, her girls even got to cook with Katie from Cbeebies, I was impressed!
My parents used to take me to Butlins with my brother when we were little, I think its time to introduce my boys to the whole Butlins experience... I for one have fond memories of our times there!