My husband and oldest son both had significant birthdays this year. Hubby turned 50 (he won’t be happy to see this in print), and our son turned 13. For a while they had both been talking about wanting to go to Washington, DC, and suggested we do it as a family. Having been to DC before, I was reluctant to take our younger two. The solution? Surprise them with a trip to DC over Fall Break!
It was time for some serious sightseeing. They were gone for 4 nights and 5 days. They went to the Holocaust Museum, Newsuem, Air and Space Museum and National History Museum; that was enough museums for them! Of course, they did some other sight seeing as well. They went to Arlington Cemetery, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, etc….
However, the best thing they did on the trip was build a stronger bond. They have been sharing some their funny moments and have a few inside jokes. I can imagine them having so many belly laughs as they were in the hotel room, eating and walking from place to place. I would have loved to have been a mouse in the corner because I’m enjoying the little bit that we are seeing at home. So glad they had a good time!
I turn 50 when my daughter turns 13. Where will we go? Hmmmm….
What were some of your bonding moments with your parents? Do you have some bonding plans/memories with your own children?