hey lovies 🙂
I hope you’re still popping in, even though I’m on vacay… I’m doing my best to keep popping in 😉
whether it’s your first time vacationing with your hubby / wifey’s family, or your tenth…
whether you love them, don’t really know them, or have a tough time dealing with them…
whether you’ve been married for less than a year or for a few handfuls of years…
I’ve got three thoughts for you that have helped me have an AMAZING time over the past few days in myrtle beach! 🙂
TIP #1: SORT OUT “WRONG” FROM “DIFFERENT”
just because someone does something differently, doesn’t mean that the way they’re doing it is wrong! to you, it may be strange, unnerving, disconcerting, or unconventional, but to them it’s the norm. that doesn’t mean that they don’t do anything wrong; it simply means you need to stop assuming that different=wrong! (if something’s happening that you feel is wrong, that means EXTRA grace and EXTRA of tips #2 + #3) 🙂
TIP #2: TAKE A DEEP BREATH
take some time for yourself. especially if you’re an introvert. don’t be afraid to excuse yourself if you’re having a tough time coping, or if you just need some space! 🙂 a vacation’s worth of time with a big group of people- no matter who they are -is going to take a toll, however small. just step back and let yourself recharge however you do it best!
TIP #3: DON’T SKIP OUT ON DATE NIGHT (OR DAY)
take a day and head out just the two of you! see the sights, grab dinner, do something fun… but most importantly spend time together. don’t forget about each other in the business that is extended family vacation. 🙂 plus, if you have kiddos, the grandparents and aunts and uncles will be thrilled to have the littles to themselves for the day!!
so there you have it!! 🙂
what do you think of those tips?
what tips do you have for family vacation?
J and I are heading out on our “date day” today, and hopefully we’ll get to ride a ferris wheel!!! 😀
have a fab day, lovelies!