The screams of a potty-training 2 year old? Mild bickering between siblings over important stuff like who asked first and who had it last? Making 3 school lunches a day? Nope…none of that on a kid-free vacation but oddly after 2-3 days you realize that you really do love those things and you actually start to miss them. Perspective we wouldn’t have had we not taken a few days without the kids to enjoy time in Mexico. While there we did novel things like: reading during the day, talking without interruption, swimming to bars and yoga. And I conquered a fear: the fear of the all-inclusive. It isn’t such a bad thing after all to have everything paid for when you get to your vacation destination. After stopping into a few of the “sister” locations we definitely learned that the price-point is a key driver. Pick wisely. We’d highly recommend Le Blanc on the north end of Cancun as a good choice. All said, still not sure I’m up for a cruise just yet but have likely taken a step in the right direction. A special thanks goes out to my parents for doing a stellar job of watching the kids which essentially enables the trip to occur.