Just to let those know who check my blog regularly, I may not have posts for the next week or two because of vacation and family visits. I haven’t given up blogging, but can’t commit to posting when my schedule is out of whack.
I like the idea of vacation, but invariably, I get stressed out and cranky because everything is so much more difficult away from home. In the spirit of trying to get everything pulled together for vacation, I thought I’d list a few things my kids are excited about, followed by my not-so-enthusiastic takes on them.
Kids say: “Yay! We get to sleep in a hotel”
I think: Great. We have to sleep in a hotel bed. I’m bringing my own pillow. I hope they don’t have bed bugs – and, please, let the bed be comfortable. Oh yeah, I’ll choose to believe they really did wash the sheets.
Kids say: “Sweeeeet, we get to stay up late!”
I think: Oh, no. They will probably miss bedtime, but they will still wake up at the crack of dawn. Looks like the vacation forecast calls for mostly cranky with a chance of pouty. And the kids might be fussy too 🙂
Kids say: “We get to eat at restaurants every day!”
I think: I’d better pack my loose pants because after eating out every day, I’m sure I’ll bring home at least five extra pounds.
Kids say: “I can’t wait to fly on an airplane!”
I think: I can.
What are your thoughts on vacation? Do you have child-like enthusiasm or is it just another chore? Or are you somewhere in between?