Parents: If you had a weeklong vacation all to yourself, how would you spend it?

We want to hear from you!


Many people have shifted to working remotely amid the pandemic and, for some, it has been a blessing in disguise. But for others -- namely parents who have had to juggle their remote work and their children’s remote schooling and general care -- the circumstances are less than ideal.

Especially after enduring an entire year of it.

In a recent survey by realty service website, American parents and legal guardians, on average, said they would hypothetically pay $873 to have a week alone, away from their children and significant other. In Michigan, the average parent said they would pay a little less: $592 for seven days of freedom. In some states, parents were willing to pay upward of $2,000 for time alone.

We want to hear from you: If you were able to secure a weeklong vacation for yourself, away from your family, where would you go? What would you do?

Would you (hypothetically) pay for the opportunity to get away?

Take our poll and let us know below!

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About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.