When Olivia was younger I decided that when each child turned 10 I would do a special Mom/Child one on one trip with each. Two years ago Olivia and I ventured to NYC for 4 amazing days. It was a whirl wind of a trip and we had SO MUCH FUN and got to see and do SO MANY things! Being a school teacher and a single mom, summer is the best time for these trips, so even though Braeden won't be 10 for a while yet (February to be exact), this summer was his turn.
Originally Braeden was going to choose a ranch. Trips are based on cost and easy travel to/from the Tampa area so that the other kids can stay with Grandma - Thanks Grandma!!!! We even found a great ranch that was cost effective and offered the right amount of animals and quiet. BUT, after having a few other options to choose from, he choose Disney World. :) Yes, we've done Disney. Yes, Disney is only just over an hour from where my mom lives. BUT we decided to "do Disney" the way we wouldn't normally and would splurge a bit as well.
This week was our trip... and it was great! We definitely had some "Braeden" moments (which stunk on such a fun trip), but overall it was wonderful and a great and special time for the two of us!
Coming up... Our amazing four day trip!
I just love this idea of a special trip and one-on-one time with Mom. Since I am also a single mom, I know it really is hard to have enough one-on-one time with our children.
I borrowed your idea after reading about Olivia's NYC trip a while back. Our family decided to have our special birthday trip on each girl's 15th birthday. (Mostly I needed time to plan and also 2 of mine were already past 10 years old! LOL!)
So Katy will have here trip next summer. I told her she must decide where by this January so I can have time to make all of the arrangements. Right now she is thinking either NYC or London!
Can't wait to see your pictures of the Disney World trip with Braeden!
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