We have recently returned from a wonderful family holiday in El Campello in Spain. Jack is soon starting school so we avoided the school holidays to enjoy our first family holiday abroad. After spending years alternating between Devon and Suffolk for our annual holiday, I was desperate for a ‘proper’ sunny holiday. Spending 10-hours in a car, constantly checking over my shoulder to make sure the kids weren’t getting car sick and hovering a bucket underneath Jack’s chin as he turned pale. I didn’t want that hassle. Surely catching a 2-hour plane journey is easier? You know what, it is easier. Don’t get me wrong, we had tantrums, late departures…
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I took Jack for lunch earlier this week and I was stunned when he started recounting a holiday we went on well over a year ago. He would have just turned two-years-old at the time, but he was very insistent that he remembered ‘splashing’ in the sea, playing with the Barbies in the caravan and going to the ‘noisy bit’ (slot machines). It reminded me that the happy memories of holidays last a lifetime. This is why holidays have been called “happiness anchors” and crucial for our children’s emotional development.