3 Reasons a Weekend Getaway Let’s You Reconnect With Your Spouse
Have you ever taken a weekend getaway with just your spouse? No kids, only quiet dinners and adult conversations for a whole weekend. Weekend getaways for parents are a great way to reconnect with your spouse and recharge for a few days. If you have never done a weekend getaway, here are 3 reasons to try one soon.
Do you long for a little time alone with your spouse? Time to enjoy the movies and dinners that you and your spouse enjoy (not pizza and kids movies). A Parents weekend is the perfect solution for you.
Believe it or not, my husband and I did not have our first “parents only weekend” until our 15th anniversary. Our oldest child was 10 years old! That’s way to long to not have a parents weekend. For our first parents weekend, we went to St. Augustine, FL. We had gone to St. Augustine for our honeymoon, so going back seemed like a nature fit.
Then for our 17th anniversary, we decided to go to Key West. Even though we both have lived in Florida most all our lives, neither of us had ever been to Key West. During our stay, we were close to the beach and we enjoyed early morning sunrises and walking by the water in Key West. (Noticing a Florida theme here – we live in Central Florida. Our anniversary is in August – I have to say both of these places are very hot in August.)
On both weekend trips, we loved getting to visit new places and make new memories together and just share special moments together like we did before we had kids. These special weekends showed us how important is for us to have “parent only” time. During these weekends we can have conversations without interruptions (or input from our older kids), we can share ideas and feelings. These weekends really grow your relationship with your spouse.
I would like to thank Gifts.com for sharing with me a beautiful necklace from the Say It With Sand collection. Each necklace, bracelet or earrings in the Say It With Sand collection has real sand from a special destination around the world. To celebrate my trip to Key West, my necklace has sand from the Florida Keys.
If you have never had a “Parents only weekend”, here are 3 reasons you should plan one soon.
3 Reasons to Have a Parents Only Weekend
Time to Reconnect
One of the main reasons to for a parents only weekend is to reconnect with your spouse. These weekends give you time to have longer talks, remember past times, and dream about the future. These are great conversations to have with your spouse.
If you have a special hobby and interest you and your spouse enjoy doing together, these weekends are the perfect time to do these activities together. Be sure to pick a special activity that is unique, that you both enjoy but don’t do all the time.
Share Special Memory and Create New Memories
Whether you are walking on the beach or having a quiet dinner together, every new experience will create a special new memory.
If you go back to a favorite place or vacation location, you can remember past experiences and share new ones too.
Don’t underestimate the important of rest. Having a break allows you just rest and be more prepared for the everyday challenges of parenting.
Often times we don’t notice how tired and stressed we are from day to day challenges of parenting. Raising children is hard work and the daily routine can wear you down. Taking time away for rest helps you rejuvenate and be ready when you get home for the challenges.
A parent only weekend is a great way to reconnect with your spouse and feel close again, remember old memories and create new memories. And don’t forget to plan a little rest time. A parents only weekend doesn’t have be expensive and you don’t have to go far away. Just find a place you and your spouse will enjoy and can share together.
Sharing all these fun times from my weekend getaways makes me want to take another now.
Where would you go for a “parents only weekend”? What’s your favorite place for a weekend getaway?