Now, before I go on, let me say this loud and clear.... I love my husband and I appreciate all the sacrifices that he has made to provide for our family. (The poor guy works all the time and I am damn lucky to have such a wonderful man in my life. I love you, hon.) But, why...shake, shake, shake of the head... when planning a "family" vacation break.... do I now find myself sitting in a casino in the Poconos?
Yes, we took our kids to a gambling establishment.
Is it too early to register my kids for Gamblers Anonymous? Seriously.
|All 3 kids had to wear bands so people knew they were under 21|
Is it really that hard to figure out?
I know, we are not the easiest to please - with two young teenagers constantly bickering with each other, an energetic eight year old (who always forgets to use her indoor voice) and a wife who secretly (okay, maybe not so secretly) wishes she could just run away - how would one find the perfect solution to a short getaway?
My poor husband took on this very task of trying to get us all excited about the break. Unfortunately for him, we were not cooperating. He asked each of us what we wanted to do and we all responded with the same generic, "I don't care." Which, by the way, really means...
"I don't want to do anything, I'm perfectly happy staying at home, in my pjs, insert your favorite pastime."
Oldest kid - vegging out in front of the TV and sleeping
Middle kid - sitting in front of the computer and watching Youtube
Youngest kid - sitting next to my brother, in front of the computer, watching Youtube
me - sleeping...just let me sleep!
With our complete apathy for this "coveted" break, we left my poor husband, who's in dire need of a vacation, feeling...well, needless to say, and rightly so.....a bit annoyed.
So annoyed, he decided to take a Groupon deal to a nearby resort and casino and voila! Here we are.
Okay. It's really not that bad. In all honesty, it wasn't a totally ill conceived plan. We are staying in a nice hotel with spacious rooms and the food has been good (I totally pigged out - chocolate milkshake, california burger and fries) and apparently there's skiing and snow tubing nearby.
It's really not where we are, but rather who we are with (ugh, that sounds so cliché - but it's true).
So, kudos to my dear husband, who was only trying to get us to do something together.
|This only makes up for the fact that we are not somewhere warm.....YUMMY!|
The best chocolate shake I've had in years.
Family time is family time!
Next time, when you find yourself somewhere that just isn't your cup of tea, remember this:
It doesn't matter if you are sitting at home in your comfy pjs or out in a smoke filled casino, with the lights flashing and the constant ringing of the slot machines...this is valuable time you have together as a family. Embrace it.
....now, if you will please excuse me, I need to show the kids how to play the pass line.