|Happy Birthday Neve!|
Traveling used to be a lot easier when my kids were younger. All you had to do was strap the kids in the back of the car and off you went. Nobody ever questioned the destination, the route you were taking, and they certainly weren't concerned with what kind of Trip Advisor complaints the hotel we were staying in had received. All they cared about was that Mom and Dad were there, in control and paying for everything. At least that part hasn't changed.
Now that we're reaching their teenage years though, my kids have opinions. If I suggest a new travel destination that we haven't been to before, there's questions to be answered. "Are there any great roller coasters?", "Where's the nearest outlet mall?", and "How many cute boys will be there?" all need to be researched and answered before any vote on my plan can be held. If even one of the questions has a negative response, I'm going to have to make a very creative case for why my suggested itinerary should be adopted. I kind of feel like Obama trying to pass something in the House. I know that if it comes down to it I can use my executive power, but I'm not sure that I really want to deal with the ramifications of that course of action. I can picture my family getting together to decide who will write the rebuttal to any blog posts I create for a destination that I force into being.
|I propose Cleveland!...Umm...if that's alright with everyone else...|
|I LOVE nap time...|
Written by Steve Pratt