A MUM has revealed why she never enjoys holidays since having her kids – and people surprisingly agree.

The mum, who has two kids aged four and two months, said she no longer enjoyed holidays.

She wrote on Mumsnet: "Since having children I have not found a holiday at all relaxing."

She said her husband wanted to go on holiday with their kids and his parents on a self-catered break.

The mum continued: "His parents have never been on an all-inclusive but I find self-catering holidays the same as being at home but in a different place without home comforts.

"I'm also one of those types that burns instantly in the sun."

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She asked: "AIBU to think for me it would just be a waste of money?"

Surprisingly lots of people agreed with her in the comments.

One person wrote: "I absolutely agree that a self-catering holiday as a mum is no way a holiday.

"I came back exhausted over the summer. All the planning, prepping, cooking etc wiped me out."

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Another said: "No to self-catering! You’d need another holiday to get over it."

A third agreed: "I'd certainly give up on any idea that a holiday is relaxing with small children, in fact I'm not sure holidays ever are."

Lots of people suggested staying in the UK for a staycation, or to choose an all-inclusive break in destinations such as the Canary Islands, being a short flight but still warm.

Another mum also explained why she thinks you should never go on holiday for two weeks, to which people agreed as well.

She wrote: "Every single time we go on a European sun/beach/villa/complex type holiday, we book it for 14 days and every single time I get to about day 10 and am fed up and want to be at home."

Lots agreed – one person said: "10 days away but two weeks off work so you don't have that horrible jolt back into work the minute you get home! Lovely!"

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Some mums have recently explained why it is better to go on holidays with just one of their kids, leaving the others at home.

While a number of mums agree, others say it isn't fair on the kids.


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