Friday, March 14, 2008

Vacations


This is about the time of the year we plan our summer vacation. I look forward to vacations as much as a dread them. You see vacations (along with sick days) were not included in my compensation package as a stay at home mommy.
Last year, we went to one of my favorite little coastal towns in Florida. It was beautiful, it was sunny and we got to wake up and look out at the ocean every morning. I also got to spend every morning searching for bathing suits (even though I very carefully placed all items in specific drawers upon our 12:45 am arrival), making sure teeth are brushed, packing the beach bag and carefully applying sun screen--being an all blonde family is not without it's issues ;).
Upon arrival to the beach or pool, it was time to set up the six towels, and become a sheep herder as the sheep, I mean children, ran into the ocean at full force. Within minutes, everyone was hungry and that had to be handled. Then, well you get it, I am sure.
So now, it's time to start planning it again. Don't get me wrong, I love how excited my kids get, I love that my husband can relax--it's just the fact that there is no real break for me. Well, except I don't have to clean the floor or wash the towels or even make the beds. Hmmmm.....that gets me thinking. Wherever we end up going, I have every intention of throwing every wet towel in sight on the floor, eating and drinking barbecue and rice in bed and then making giant forts with all the pillows and sheets (and remaining clean towels) daily
Don't worry--I'm a very good tipper!

12 comments:

JCK said...

Ahhh...yes, always a vacation needed to recover from a vacation with children. Yet, the memories for your children and you will last for a lifetime.

Momo Fali said...

It is HARD to vacation with kids, but looking at that picture and then looking out my window here at home (rain, gray sky, AGAIN)...it looks like it would be well worth the work.

HRH said...

I think you just need to schedule a vacation after the vacation so you know you can make it through the first vacation because of the second vacation. Did that make sense?

Brian and Staci said...

Ahh, my new blog friend, YOU are not on a vacation....everyone in your family is, but you, are just on a trip! Don't get me wrong...I LOVVVVE my family, but a true vacation, in my opinion only, sadly, does not involve kids :(
We schedule family "trips" and then "vacations" for me and the Sweet Husband! Good luck in your planning though!

Jacque said...

I totally agree with that! Last year after our beach trip, I was ready for another vacation - alone! ;) It's hard work being a mommy, no matter what you do. We're trying to plan our summer vacation too. I look forward to it even if it is a lot of work, at least it's a break from the ordinary!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh good luck planning your vacation. We want to start planning our first familiy one , but we just don't really know where to start.

OHmommy said...

We have traveled wit hthe kids a lot and it is always me tha is exhausted at the end. LOL. You totally need a vacation after a vacation.

The picture is so pretty.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

We never ever get just vege out and chill vacations, do we? I hate that about parenthood. And, you should drop your towels. Just don't drink from the glass cups. Saw an expose on that that made me nearly puke.

fullheartandhands mama said...

Sounds like fun, sort of, I think.

Love the title of your blog!

mamachristina said...

even tho it sounds like it is a lot of work, it seems you have a lot of fun and thats what counts.

Purple Teacup said...

I agree with HRH.

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