Why Traveling With Kids Is Awesome

Boy blowing party blower in back seat of car

We hear it all the time. Something along the lines of, “Why would you take your kids with on trips like that? They aren’t going to remember it.” Or, “Seriously? You’re taking your kids with?!”

My response is always, “Yes. Of course they are coming. They might not remember it, but we will.”

That’s what it comes down to. My husband and I selfishly creating memories for ourselves with our kids, because at the end of the day, they might not remember every adventure we went on, but we will. We will cherish the road trips, the crazy flights, the experiences, the new foods they tried, and their reactions upon discovering new places. Whether they remember it or not, we’re creating a lifetime of awesome moments in the short time we have our kids.

We feel like 18 years is going to go by in the blink of an eye – our oldest is already seven and almost halfway through her precious time under our roof. I’m not going to get all sappy and talk about the girls leaving for college, because that needs to feel like it is not right around the corner. I need to feel like I have all sorts of time left with them here with us.

So we travel. A lot. With our kids. Because new experiences are the best thing we can give them in this limited amount of time we have with them.

Sure, my husband and I enjoy our trips just the two of us or when we get to travel with our friends – and we fully believe in the importance of that time together. We always say it is like the concept of putting your oxygen mask on before helping others – we have to take care of ourselves and our relationship to ensure we are the strongest family…

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