Snacks taste much better without clothes on. Shoes, however, are mandatory.
Even after being on the road for a long time, the kids will be ready for more.
Especially if you tell them water is involved.
If your kid is going to puke, it will happen in bed sometime during your deepest sleep.
Kids don’t nap during vacation. And, they stay up way too late.
Car naps definitely help.
Eating out for every single meal is totally overrated.
Even when you tell your hubby he might have high expectations, he won’t believe you. (But, he will tell you later that he had his expectations set a little too high.)
Vacation ice cream is even tastier than ice cream at home.
Stuff gets lost. Even in a one room hotel “suite.”
The hotel you chose, because it has an indoor pool, will inevitably have the pool closed during some length of time. Then, when you get the okay to get in…it is freezing.
Churches are beautiful and make for gorgeous pictures.
Always check the hours of visitation for historical sites. Chances are, the lighthouse you scheduled to visit will be closed the one day you show up to explore.
Never underestimate the power of a pail and shovel on the beach.
There are never enough places that are high enough to put things out of reach.
The television is low enough that it can and will be turned on and played will eighty-million times.
Packing a flat iron and blow dryer “just in case” you want to do your hair, is just a waste of space.
When your husband says you are just going to wonder around, but he has on tennis shoes, follow his lead and put on tennis shoes, too, not sandals. Ouch!
Ring around the rosies is even more fun while being played on a wobbly, wheeled luggage cart.
Even when exhausted, it’s pretty easy to remember why you love your family so much.