For many of us, including myself, when done with a spouse, a partner or a friend, traveling is the most fun experience. But, after learning more, you’ll come to understand that going on a trip with your mom has abundant benefits of its own.
Here are all the good reasons why traveling with your mother can be adventurous and enjoyable at the same time, which is worth doing every year:
1. It’s an excellent chance to catch up
Even living a short drive, or even a short walk away from your mom, most of the time, it is difficult to find the right time to talk to each other properly. Most of the time, we only find time to talk to our mom, or even our dad, over the holidays, weekends or family occasions, where we have to share time with other people as well. So just go ahead and go on a spontaneous adventure with your mom, just the two of you, and you will have plenty of time to catch up, and do all the things you are never able to find the time for.
2. You’ll make a lot of new and precious memories
Because you are a grownup now, your mom doesn’t have any responsibilities on these trips, which will make her feel as free as she’s ever been. And now that you know how good if feels going on a road trip, or any trip for that matter, with your mom, you’ll probably make it an annual thing. Just so you can load up on the fun memories.
3. You have time to fully appreciate all she has done for you and how cool she really is
Since a trip with your mother allows you to spend more time with her, it will help you to appreciate her more, as her amazing qualities come to surface and become clearer. Watch out for her and run after her when she keeps on hitting the cocktail bars when it’s time for bed. Wishing for a good laugh? Just wait till she gets lost and pops out from inside the restaurant kitchen, giving all the chefs tips on making the best bakes, cakes and anything food, because she took the wrong turn for the bathrooms. Whatever your mom’s qualities, the good, the bad, and the ugly, traveling together with her will shine a light on them, giving you a whole new perspective on things, and new ways to appreciate her.
4. You get to spend some quality time and get to know each other better
Nearly all moms are used to playing the mother role for so long, that sometimes they forget that there is still a child inside them. A child will mostly see the motherly side, so they will always behaves as one around her. You can make this the chance for both of you to break these traditional roles, be best of friends with each other, and do something new, fun and exciting together.
5. You will come to realize that her love for you has grown even stronger over the years
Even if she feels exhausted and wants to rest, your mom will be willing to go to all the different spots you want to go. She’ll take hundreds of different photos of you, because she knows that you want to get the perfect picture. She will make sure that you are running on all engines as the two of you navigate your way through new places.
That’s the thing about moms. From the day we were conceived, they never stop loving us. So, traveling together will give you a wonderful change to rekindle and rediscover the immense love she has for you.
So go ahead, call her up and tell her it’s time to pack to go for an adventure!