Monday, July 31, 2017

Vacation 2017

I let Nick talk me into taking a vacation. I had two weeks off this month (praise the Lord) and he wanted to spend one of them down in Florida. I'm not going to sugar coat it - I didn't want to go. Not even a little bit. Vacation with children is horrible. Vacation with children is just watching your own children in another state without the comforts of routines and nap time. There is no relaxing and if I'm going on vacation to the beach, I want to sit on the beach, relax, and get my tan on.

But we went. Was it relaxing? No. Did we all have a great time? Yes.

The kids loved everything from sleeping in an unfamiliar bed to running full speed into the ocean. They loved hearing what the "game plan" for each day would be and being able to walk right to the pool after lunch. They loved the sun almost as much as I love the sun of Florida.

Vacation is for the kids. It's about the memories and the laughter. It may not have been relaxing but it was worth it. It always is when it comes to family.


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