30 things mums want on holidays

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When it comes to a list of things that make a successful holiday, we think keeping mum happy should be right up there, so here's a list of 30 things that help make the perfect holiday for mums!

What mums want at a beach resort...

  1. Time to swim and snorkel and relax on the beach or poolside – alone!
  2. A pampering massage
  3. Family fun without arguments or tears

When sightseeing...

4. No lost kids!

5. No complaints or groans or whining from anyone about sore feet, boredom or any other apparent irritant!

6. Compromise when it comes to planning activities

7. Time to shop

On a road trip...

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8. Shotgun position in the car (or driver’s seat) on a road trip!

9. No travel/motion sickness

10. No fighting in the back seats

11. Full advantage taken of every toilet stop!

On a camping trip...

12. An acceptance that if it wasn’t packed, it isn’t here and, no, we can’t drive home to get it!

13. Willing help with the cooking and washing up

14. Kids who fall sleep early (and sleep through the night)

15. Torches with new batteries

16. Sodden cozzies and beach towels hung to dry after use for the next day

17. No rain!

At hotels...

18. Manners!

19. Enough time for a visit to the spa – alone!

On planes...

20. Kids who sleep for most of the trip

21. Inside voices!

22. Wide variety of children’s in-flight entertainment

On every holiday!

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23. Someone else cooking, cleaning and washing (at least some of the time!)

24. Harmony among siblings

25. A few moments each day to herself

26. No holiday sicknesses/accidents

27. Fun!

28. Memory-making family occasions – and yes, you DO have to be involved!

29. Family photos – and yes, you DO have to be in them!

30. A simple ‘Thank you!’

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