The only thing that can temper pre-holiday excitement is this: the shrill little voice that asks (repeatedly) “Are we there yet?” and “How much longer?”
“Did you remember the passports / tickets?” can set parents’ teeth on edge too. Especially if mum is being asked the same question by her grown-up travelling companion. Small wonder we’re all excited by that first drink…
The research comes from Cheapflights.co.uk’s Holiday Heartbeat, which measures the peaks and troughs of our time away – and shows the shape of our holidays.
Results of the interviews with 1,033 adults were plotted on a graph (see it on our infographic) to give a holiday mood index: showing when people feel “relaxed” or “stressed”.
The most stressful holiday question for parents was the familiar: “did you remember the passports / tickets?” (19 per cent for parents, but 21 per cent for non-parents).
The next most stressful questions for parents were the dreaded; “are we there yet?” and “how much longer?” (both 16 per cent).
What are the questions that your little ones ask? Repeatedly. Again and again. Without end. Ad infinitum…
(Featured image: GoodNCrazy)