Monday, January 27, 2014

Traveling WITHOUT Kids

As a parent with three young children, I'm pretty good at traveling WITH children. Packing some games, DVDs, books, new toys, etc. I've gotten a pretty good handle on that over the past few years.

What doesn't happen nearly often enough is traveling WITHOUT the kids! There have been a night or two here or there, but honestly it's been a long time since my wife and I have been able to go on a "real" trip without the kids.

Fortunately, the opportunity presented itself to go on a 4-night cruise in late February. Since the departure date is just a week after our anniversary it was a no-brainer to book it.

As we've started preparing for our getaway - lined up the grandparents to stay with the kids, etc., one item we found buried deep in a drawer was a "Parental Consent" form from the hospital where our kids were born.

The fear of every mother who has to leave their kids for a few days is....'What if something happens to my babies while I'm gone?'

This form eases some of those worries. It won't eliminate an illness or a broken bone, but whoever is caring for your children in your absence will have the documentation needed by medical professionals to offer proper treatment without delay.

Follow this link to an online consent form provided by Indiana's Community Health Network. Then book your next couple's getaway with a clearer conscience.