Summer Vacation...kinda

When my kids were little, our summertime family beach vacation was anything but a restful vacation. Wonderful, yes! But, as all moms know, babies at the beach mean a "change of scenery" not "toes-in-the-sand, beach chair and Pina Colada" relaxation. Surely, vacationing with college-aged young adults can be more restful, right? ...sometimes. With older kids at the beach, we moms often exchange the harried physical busyness of babies for the harried emotionality that VIGILANCE requires. "Vigilance" is my own personal parenting buzzword for vacationing with college-aged young adults. On vacation, do your young adults stay up late and sleep until noon? Do they share in "vacation chores" like coo

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