Well… to be honest I am planning a holiday hubbie is still not playing ball! But perhaps if I make enough fuss I will get my own way, although if I find a reasonably priced holiday he may come round quicker to my way of thinking (I can live in hope!).
I do begrudgingly see why he is unenthusiastic to spend on holidays after all we are buying a house, which is one big bill after another (yesterday we blew £600 on the survey cringe!).
So I am going to tailor the next holiday around things he likes to try and sway him. I know in the New Year he said he wanted to get fitter. I also realise that holidays with the boys are not always particularly relaxing as they are so full of beans, mini Duracell bunnies with unlimited energy! So I can see why he is less inclined to head to a theme park again where they will charge about from one ride to another, chomping down on fizzy drinks and ice creams, whilst we try and keep up!
I have an idea! I was thinking of having a look at the cycling holidays from Inntravel, they have a section on family cycling holidays that looks quite interesting. I like the thought of cycling from one hotel to the next. Imagine how tired out the boys will be, they will arrive at the next hotel and want a jolly good rest. It might be just the thing to tire them out!
Plus hubbie will be as fit as a fiddle if he has to get on a bike and cycle to attractions and his next overnight stop! If I pitch it right I just might get my own way. Thankfully for us though the holiday is self-guided, I would not like to think we had to keep pace with the biking pro’s, our family enjoys a decent bike ride, but we tend to do it slowly, soaking up the atmosphere and coaxing on our little legged cyclists to keep going! I remember one bike ride where poor hubbie ended up carrying the boys bikes but I am hoping we have progressed from that point now they are a little older!