Cold feet, warm memories and observations
Ok, what's this all about? Just got in from a fabulous vacation in 86 degree Florida, mostly at the Disney Parks. I have made many realizations during my trip and took the time to relearn things about myself.
So what did I learn? That I don't like cold feet...here in New York it's in the 30's today. I really need to live somewhere where I can wear flip flops year round. It makes me happy.
I learned that I LOVE to drive(knew that) but over 10 hours is just too long for me (and the almost 19 was waay long)
I learned that my kids are better behaved than most. Actually even had a hotel desk clerk and an older couple at Applebee's both call me over to compliment me on my kids behavior. How nice is that?
I observed that most people don't smile enough. Even at Disneyworld,there were many serious faces while we walked around with HUGE grins most of the day.
I learned that it's ok for kids to drip ice cream down their arms and lick it off.
I observed that whale and dolphin trainers have a look of pure joy when "working". They really LOVE what they do, Bless them!
I learned I will always do what I want, and not listen all those who gently (or forcefully) mentioned that taking the children out of school for vacation wasn't a good idea. I made many wonderful warm memories with my kids that they will cherish forever! Missing 6 days of school, in the big picture of their lives is nothing!
I learned that being a single Mom and traveling with kids 1200 miles is challenging, exhausting and so much fun!
I learned that there is NO way I could live in the country. I think salt water runs through my blood.
I learned that I truly NEED the sun to feel good.
I learned what I knew already...that I could travel once a month. I LOVE it!Just booked the next trip for June. Plus many day trips in between.
And lastly I made wonderful memories with my 3 most favorite people in life! And had a GREAT time. And isn't that what life is all about?