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Dad Things - Issue #31
We're right in the middle of summer and hopefully, everyone's is going great. This week's long article talks about vacationing before and after kids. Vacationing with kids is arguably more challenging than parenting at home but some of my most vivid memories are of the vacations my family took. We recently took a staycation and spent most of the week taking the kids to the Disney parks. These kids better remember and appreciate it when they get older haha. I hope everyone has a great week.
In the days Before Children (B.C.), holidays were a time to recharge. A week—maybe more—to detach from the day job, to work your way through a suitcase full of books and a well-stocked bar, whilst all you hoped for was sun and a western-facing viewpoint to exhaust your camera roll with a hundred identical sunset shots.
Post-kids? They're something else entirely. No longer a time for rest, at least by the old yardstick. It's a parenting away game: in a new place, and without your home ground advantage; up against formidable opponents who are out of their regular routine; on full-time duty, more exhausted than you were in the office, and making it up as you go along. It's simultaneously wonderful and terrifying—a microcosm of the parenting experience all at once, a beautiful chaos, living atop of one another in a hotel room.
🏎️ These new Hyundai concept cars are retro and futuristic at the same time.
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