6 Nice Things About Not Having Your Kids With You On Vacation

1. Meals are cheaper.
2. Getting in and out of the vehicle is faster.
3. You have to say ‘No’ fewer times when at a gift shop.
4. Less complaining about hills on hikes.
5. Less chance of someone running off a cliff or falling into a bonfire.
6. Less stickiness when making s’mores.

6 Sad Things About Not Having Your Kids With You On Vacation

1. Holding your breath while going under tunnels is less fun.
2. A smaller sense of accomplishment when getting to the top of a lookout hike.
3. All the times you think, ‘Boy, the kids would love this’.
4. When you suggest an activity, no one jumps up and down and yells, “Yay!”
5. Guilt about how much work the babysitters are doing right now as you lazily sit in a cafe waiting for your Wild Rice Porridge to come.
6. Two people walking around a state park is not nearly as impressive (conspicuous? notable?) when they don’t have their seven kids with them.

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