Our kids are VERY good at vacationing. I don’t know what it is but give them even a motel down the road and they are living the good life. It is all just so exciting to them. When we drove down to Kissimmee to stay at Windsor at Westside which gave us a huge house inside a resort they basically felt like they had died and gone to Heaven. But who and I kidding, we all felt that way! It was seriously so perfect. They kids got to experience sleeping in their own bedrooms, we had our own pool and hot tub and just down the road was a splash pad, pool, lazy river and arcade. We had all these big plans for things we wanted to take the kids to go do but honestly they just wanted to hang out at the house. It was kind of a win win. Wyatt would have been happy to each fruit pool side the entire week!
I mean really, could he get any cuter??!?!
One of the kids favorite games was “dad fishing”. They would try to swim across the hot tub without being captured by dad. As you can see they didn’t win very often! Hahaha. Oh man, looking at all these photos makes me want to plan my next vacation!! Look how happy they all are!
One of my favorite things was that it really felt like a home away from home. We didn’t have to leave the pool to put Wyatt down for a nap when he was tired. We could just go take him to his room for a peaceful getaway then continue playing in the back yard while he snoozed. It was super clear that Jane’s favorite thing was having her own room. Every morning she woke up and told us how nice it was to sleep in such a quite room (it didn’t hurt that she also had a king size bed to stretch out in! Hahah).
So I guess really my goal in life is to create a life where the weekends feel like vacation. Where our home feels like a vacation. We are getting one step closer all the time. We are living in the sunshine and have a lake front house. But in reality its more than that isn’t it. It’s the frame of mind. I am not very good at just letting loose and relaxing. I can do it in spurts but when I am home I just see all the things that need to be done. How do y’all balance life and a vacation mind set? For me one of the biggest things is the house. I need to get better about keeping it clean so that on the weekends I’m not forces to clean the entire house all at once! (Any organization tips welcomed!!)
I’m not sure synchronized diving is in their future. Oh man, but how cool would that be?! Hmmm... I might look into that now. I did tumbling and trampoline as a kid and I always said that if I had two kids they would do synchro tramp. What do you think would be cooler if you could pick something for your kid to do (and they actually did it and loved it) Snychro Trampoline or Synchro Diving??
If any family or friends want to come stay with us just raise your hand! We are ready to go back!!