What would happen if your children got to scheme your next family getaway from start to finish?
Where would they want to go? What kind of kooky adventure would their young minds concoct?
They might be violated, but that simply means they wouldn’t be limited by a silly thing like a budget only by their own imagination.
A new ad from JetBlue imagines only such a scenario.
In the commercial, kids enter a pint-sized travel bureau and use a map to scheme out their next household vacation.
One little boy books an excursion to Barbados to hunt for interred treasure. Another wants to take his mothers to see Albany, N.Y.( Tough breach .)
Another plans an epic( and perhaps physically impossible) road trip by pointing to random places on a map of the U.S.
In the end, the host asks the kids, “How much do you think this whole flight and hotel would expense? “
See how the charming and hilarious stunt ends in the video below 😛 TAGEND
Yes, it’s a contrived scenario meant to sell flights, but the ad still holds an important message.
Family vacations are about a lot more than sunlight and sand.
Before the planning begins, the kids are asked why they think it’s important to plan a family vacation. Their answers are exceedingly telling.
“[ My mothers] work a lot, ” says one. “When your father or mommy goes to work, you don’t get to see them a lot, ” adds another .
And, indeed, research shows that parents and their children often get way too bogged down in routine, with the majority of mothers reporting that the thing they talk to their kids the most about is, well, the daily routine itself.
Time away from the grind is mega important towards the parent-child bond, according to science, and even though every parent knows that a vacation with children can bring its own kind of stress, the emotional health benefits are massive for both parties.
It doesn’t take a multi-thousand dollar blowout at Disney World to explore, play, and bond with your children. A staycation could do the trick or even a trip to Albany.
If you can’t come up with anything, ask the kids what they guess. They just might have some pretty good ideas .
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