The mums among you would know that travelling and holidaying with kids isn’t exactly a bed of roses. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add a rose-coloured filter and give your housebound mates a case of the green-eyed monster. Read on for some Insta-inspo from the celeb parents who’ve truly aced the art of the envy-inducing family holiday feed.
THE BEACH TRIP
The Celeb Way
Maximum envy-inducing points go to supermodel extraordinaire Gisele Bundchen and football superstar hubby Tom Brady, perfectly accessorised with their super-progeny. Not only have they avoided the freak beach holiday cyclone that plagues the rest of us, THEY ARE ALL GETTING ALONG. And as for the beach bods, let’s not even go there…
Sunburnt noses, sandy nappies, sunscreen in the eye, renegade kids who insist on risking their lives by swimming outside the flags… A trip to the beach is a very different thing to the picture perfect scene presented by genetically and financially blessed celeb families. Our favourite funny-duo, Hamish and Zoe, are the first to point out the disparity between the dream and reality. God bless ‘em.
What’s even better than a solo celeb sprog? These two adorable muffins, that’s what. Belonging to Carrie Bickmore and Fifi Box, little Beatrix has even managed to keep her white dress clean. What kind of celeb sorcery is this?!
How is it that Angelina Jolie manages to make international travel with eleventy-million young children look so effortless, when I look like an unhinged hobo with just myself to look after?! (The private jet might help a little, I imagine…) The airport is undoubtedly a stress-inducing beast, what with the cranky cab drivers, hauling of overweight luggage, overpriced dishwater masquerading as coffee, and the inevitable flight delays.
While most small children decide to sit down and refuse to move in the passport queue, singer Jessie Baylin (also wife of Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill) has managed to score herself a daughter who is not only well behaved but useful. Sigh.
Vomit bags, bathroom breaks, big brothers terrorising little sisters, the Frozen soundtrack on repeat, endless games of eye spy with children who haven’t quite mastered their ABCs… The road trip is a nice idea, in theory.
Make like gorgeous mum Bec Judd and take grandma (or grandpa) along. That way, not only do you have a free babysitter if you want just one little dinner with adult conversation, you have a spare snapper to capture those precious moments.