Things I learned on Vacation

Ladybug in Wrap

1. An airplane blanket can be turned into a fashionable dress for a 2 year old.
When you little girl gets sick on the airplane and you have no change of clothes with you it helps to have a solid knowledge of the DKNY Cozy and how it works so that you can put those skills to work for you.

2. You can have Christmas twice if you do it in two different cities with both sets of grandparents and it can be a blast.

3. Florida can get cold in early January – like frozen oranges cold – so they spray the trees with water to keep them covered in ice which keeps them up to 4 degrees warmer.

4. Board Games are fun!! We played Things! The Game. and there are some questions that have to get skipped when you are playing with your parents/in-laws.

5. Trying to get Rush Limbaugh and Rachel Maddow to live under the same roof for one week is asking way too much!! (also known as my Dad and my Husband)

6. They still do injection antibiotics for kids if the oral isn’t working and you need to fly, but it’s SUPER painful and they will hate you for it. At least until they start feeling better.

7. The Tampa Airport has a Marriott Hotel that is inside (not connected to, but inside) the airport. CDog thinks that is AMAZING and wants to go there for our next vacation.

8. Vacation is a noun defined by as:
va⋅ca⋅tion /veɪˈkeɪʃən, və-/
–noun a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday:
There is no such thing as suspension of work any more – we are too connected with all of our devises and it will only get worse. So then how do we find moments to recover and rest? Still trying to figure that one out. If there are any ideas out there let me know.


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3 responses to “Things I learned on Vacation

  1. Mom

    Nice account – you forgot flying kites, wading in the heated swimming pool, making sandcastles on your door step can be fun when the weather is too cold for water sports

  2. Kari

    Leave your Mac, cellphone, Iphone, Blackberry, and anything else that requires a charger at home. Inform people you will be on a deserted island, an it will be utterly impossible to reach you, unless they fly out to wherever you decide to go. The thing is, once it’s not an option, people usually find a solution. Then you can relax. Of course, the downside to this, is that you realize you’re not actually irreplaceable in this world. But then again, if you’re on vacation, chances are you’re with the people who mean the most to you. And to them you are irreplaceable.

  3. Thanks Kari – that’s great advice. I wish it were as easy to do as it is to say. I’m too used to having the internet at my finger tips to answer those little life questions at any moment. Like, “What’s the best way to use live shrimp as bait?” or “What is the hour by hour forecast for the next 48 hours?”

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