Constant, absolute honesty has a price. Sometimes, everyone can benefit if you hold back information. If possible, don’t tell people the exact date you’re coming home. Always add at least a day, as it’s your only hope for catching up. Children may need a day to sleep in and recover from the physical demands of travel. Refrigerators need to be restocked, laundry cleaned and mail sorted. Give yourself some space between vacation and real life so you can better appreciate both.
Post originally submitted as part of a series with Andrew Harper.