Vacation hangover

On Thursday we got back from a family vacation to a great beach town a few hours away. It was great to get out to the beach, swim in the river, watch the kids run around with their cousins, and visit the monstrously huge playground near the beach. We were there for 4 days and 3 nights.

Vacations are great, until they’re over. Suddenly your dirty laundry basket explodes like a real life size volcano. Sand residue spreads throughout the house no matter how much you shook out the beach towels before packing up. Two seconds after walking back in the door the kids are whining…

I’m bored.
I don’t know what to do.
Can I watch TV?
Can I play on the iPad?
Will you play a game with me?
I don’t know what to do.

And then, just as the light at the end of the tunnel appears… the light of day camp on the horizon, the light of your office full of only grown ups… one bored little munchkin gets sick and you’re stuck at home, holding the puke bucket and doing even more laundry, this time in the middle of the night.

Sigh, maybe next time we just won’t come back from the holiday.

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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