The Telegraph: How to survive holidaying with friends… and their kids
Writer Kate Mulvey, a self-proclaimed PANK, shares her advice for traveling with nieces and nephews.
Going away with your best friend, or beloved sister, may sound like the perfect holiday; relaxation combined with the opportunity to gaze fondly on, as her little ones play happily in the sun.
The reality can be somewhat different: carrying toddlers on your back in 90-degree heat, being dive-bombed in the swimming pool as you try to breaststroke happily along; and the tedium of listening to their mother tell yet another story of how little Jonny can speak fluent Mandarin.
As a PANK (that stands for "professional aunt no kids"), I have spent the last 13 years holidaying with other people’s children.
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