Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vacation Destination

Wow!  I can't believe it is almost here...vacation.  I have been looking forward to our annual trip to the beach for months now.  Family, food, sun and fun - what a perfect combination.

This year's vacation will include our new addition to the family and it will be interesting to see how this will go.  All the articles say a beach vacation is best for families with little ones, but I am not so convinced.  The last vacation we had with a little tyke under one year old was not so fun for me.  First we had to drive through a hurricane to get to our resort (long story) and second she of course came down with a cold right before we left.  Needless to say, we were a little miserable by the time it was over.  Of course we headed straight to the doctor when we got home and come to find out, our poor little girl had two ear infections.  Well, you live and learn I suppose.  As luck would have it anyway, we are nursing our 15 month old son back to health this week as he came down with an ear infection.  Luckily, he is a pretty hearty kid and should recover 100% before we leave.

Not sure what to expect from this adventure to the beach.  My biggest fear is how he will "enjoy" himself.  Will he like the sand and sea?  Will he like it too much?  If he is like our youngest daughter, he would have a horrible fear of the vast body of water.  She was so afraid of the water she couldn't even look at the ocean without bursting into tears.  We had to have her face opposite the water so that she could play in the sand.  And if he likes too much, he will just be brave enough to walk right in.  I guess we will see.

I guess I do know, we will have fun no matter what.  We always do.  And what makes it so fun is we get to spend time with our extended family.