Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Things I learned while on vacation.....

*no matter what, my child will get sick and/or hurt while on vacation. I don't think we have been on one trip yet where she hasn't gotten sick or hurt, or both. (My friend Margie can vouch for this since my child has gotten sick at her house two years in a row.)

*giving my child Triaminic is like giving someone speed. I will never give that stuff to her again.

*being showered and in your PJs by 6:30pm is not a bad thing!

*I don't care for seafood all that much. Now, if it was crawfish, I would be all over that. But I honestly don't care for seafood. And the fact that we spent over $100 for a dinner that I thought sucked made it even worse.

*I do actually like the beach. Growing up, the only beach we ever went to was Galveston Island. I was not a fan of the beach. My reasoning was, I hated the sand and all the places it ends up. Being in Destin made me realize that I love the beach.

*I could honestly spend all day sitting on the beach reading. Give me a chair, an umbrella, some sunblock, ice cold Coronas with fresh limes and a stack of books and I am all good.

*I seriously suck at applying sunblock. When it comes to my child, I am awesome at it. When it comes to applying it to my own person...not so much. This tends to lead to some interesting sunburns.

*No matter what...I am not going to get a tan. I'm a red head.
*having Sesame Street podcasts on your iPod will come in handy when your child gets bored while eating at aboved mentioned seafood restuarant.

*doing absolutely nothing while on vacation is totally acceptable!
*it's never too early to start planning the next beach vacation!


Daffernia said...

Thanks for sharing your experience of being on a family holiday trip.

Margie said...

Next year my friend. Next year, we will try and meet up with you. Of course October isn't too good for us with a 2nd grader but we will see what we can work out.

Lianna Knight said...

You were so close to me...yet too far away for a visit!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed Destin...we NEED a vacation BAD! We did visit New Orleans not too long ago, but we need some time to just get away and NOT have any plans :) Glad you guys had a great time!

I have a surprise for you on my blog and you SURELY deserve it!