The holidays are a pleasant time for families to book their family vacations and spend some quality family time. That doesn’t mean everyone in the family has to enjoy it. These are ten annoyances from taking family vacations during the holiday season.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Traveling
Whether you’re experiencing flight delays or planning a cross-country road trip, an older individual can wear themselves out before they reach their destination. Traveling is regularly the biggest nuisance of family vacations, especially if rowdy children are involved. Unfavorable weather conditions or a dysfunctional air conditioning system doesn’t help matters, either.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Family
The worst part of a family vacation can revolve around the family members your visiting. A family gathering with the in-laws isn’t everyone’s ideal way of spending their vacation. Mark it off as one of marriage’s sacrifices.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Money
You finally have some extra funds after receiving a holiday bonus from work. Instead of spending it on yourself, you feel relieved that you have more money for supplementing you and the rest of your family enough holiday gifts. Don’t forget about all the money needed traveling, food, and maintaining your vehicle if you’re settling in an area that has a different climate then what you’re accustomed too.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Cooking
Some people love preparing gourmet meals for the family. Other people just buy some precooked chicken from the grocery outlet and check off their to-do list. If you’re me, you tell everyone to starve and to live with it.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Packing
This can be a nightmare for the unorganized or forgetful individual. You reach your vacation destination and realize that you neglected to pack suitable clothing for the family. A substance somehow opened up and leaked over your clothes or electrical appliances. You have limited room in your automobile because it is stuffed to the brim with your junk.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Eating
You see Santa Claus at some plaza and remember that you’re fat (in your mind, anyway). Now, you can’t even enjoy the holiday dinners that you or your family will prepare each night because you’re worried about your weight.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Kids
Are we there yet? I’m hungry and need to go to the bathroom (in the middle of Montana). That’s not what I wanted! Wah! That’s mine! Look mom, I’m an Olympic marathon runner at Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve! Are we there yet? How about now? Mom, why are you ignoring me?
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Northern Climate
If you’re taking a family vacation in order to meet relatives from up north, you might not look forward to the drastically different weather conditions that present themselves during the winter season. Having to get up early to scrap up ice from your car, shoveling, and getting frostbitten while getting your friend’s mail isn’t what one has in mind when enjoying a family vacation.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: Homesickness
Most people settle into a regular routine during the week. This comfort zone is violated whenever one takes a family vacation. Private time is harder to come by as you’re bombarded with responsibilities. You have a difficult time sleeping as you’re not in your own bed.
Worst Family Vacation Annoyances: After-Effects
You arrive home from your family vacation and return to work the next day. You still haven’t gotten back into your regular routine and are suffering from insomnia after traveling ridiculous hours through the night to avoid traffic jams in Chicago. That was in vain because you found yourself in an hour-long traffic stoppage at 2AM, anyway.
You’re just glad it’s over.