Why I’m Ok With Making My Son Cry


My 8 year old son Grey (I know, cool name), is a sweet, loving and kind child. Grey loves to get out, see the world and try new things. The only problem is, I do not.

Exhibit A – Family vacations. Grey wants adventure — swimming with the dolphins, whale watching, even an attempt at surfing. But, that’s exactly what I don’t want. I have enough going on in my everyday life that I really need some time to relax while on vacation. And that’s where the tears come in. But, I’m ok with them. Let me explain.

We are lucky enough to travel with Grey’s Grandpa. He too loves adventures, and so he’s a perfect travel buddy for Grey. They can visit the hotel concierge, review the brochures and pick out the perfect outing while my husband and I relax. Except for one thing, Grey wants us to come.

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