Don’t expect perfect behavior.

As you head into a vacation you might be tempted to think, “This trip is going to be so fun, surely my child will show his/her appreciation by being a more obedient/happy/non-complaining/unselfish offspring”, or “They’ll be enjoying it so much they won’t have time to fight with each other!”

I recommend avoiding thoughts like this, because they are setting you up for feelings of failure. And when you don’t get this good behavior, you’ll think, “Why am I paying all this money then?”

No, your kids are still your kids. Do your sins go away when you’re on vacation?

See the whole “Dads and Vacations” list of tips here