How did your vacation plans change this year?
We, like most, scrapped our vacation plans (that were supposed to start in April) once COVID hit. We were hoping we’d be able to travel in the summer, but as the pandemic has lingered our plans have changed. Staying closer to home, trying to come up with things to do.
Planning and the anticipation of an upcoming trip is half the fun of going on vacation in our house. Now even local trips outside the city are tempered with hope that COVID infection rates won’t rise causing state to shutdown again. Instead of anticipation it can be nerve racking.
We all need time away, a break, an opportunity to rest and just be. We’ve had a lot of time to be together, but crave a different landscape. We desperately want to be able to move about like we could before.
In our family, we’ll occasionally ask each other, “What are you most looking forward to?” The response is usually trip related, or about a pending activity or celebration. Almost all take place away from our home. If you ask that question now you’ll hear, “Being able to see my friends”, “Playing sports”, or “Getting out of here.”
We’re dreaming of vacation and being able to move freely (and safely) again.
What are you and your child dreaming of doing post-COVID?
Totally dreaming of vacation. We decided to cancel all our plans for this year. I find myself looking at old vacation pictures almost daily! My kids miss their summer camps very much. They have pretty much been in a summer program since they were about five years old. We are all just making the best of it. But oh, I am planning already for next year!