Woman sitting on the beach, battery level indicator rising

We were on vacation last week.  Usually for me, a stay at home Mom, vacation means doing the same job in a different place, with fewer resources and less sleep.  We have one income, so we don't have the budget for big easy vacations with lots of entertainment.  Luckily we went on vacation at the grandparent's cottages and this year the kids weren't glued to my side.  They played a lot with their grandparents and cousins, leaving me with precious time to myself.  I got to read a book!  I got to sleep in!  I barely went in the kitchen!

It felt amazing to recharge my batteries.

I wonder, what does vacation look like for other parents of young children?