I am an only child. My parents and I never had vacations, we just moved somewhere (8 times). If we did go somewhere, it was to my parents home town town for a week or two to visit Grandma and Grandpa.
Now, here's what I consider a vacation, sitting on a beach drinking Corona's with my beautiful wife (no kids) staring at the ocean. Yes, this is the Corona ads you've probably seen. Quiet. No work. Perfect.
I love the kids, but they are harder "work" than work. On "vacation," I am the pack mule. I carry everything and everyone. A friend at work has shared this story about Man's Stages of Life, I'm in the donkey phase...
I'll say it again because I don't believe my sense of humor always comes out correctly (I'm rarely serious), I love my family, my kids, but a break it is not.
We did have a great time despite all of us coming down with the Disney version of the bird flu. Imagine a virus made up of viri (sp?) from 100 countries...that's what we all have. I'm hacking right now. I took a half day on Thursday and spent the following day with Kate at home. She slept most of the day. Kris and Little Chet spent the day at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Saturday we came home because Little Chet finally caught it. Now we're resting.
- Little Chet gets a tooth pulled tomorrow
- Pick up new Dell XPS laptop tomorrow (woohoo!)
- Go back to work (woohoo?)
- I'll be doing my first Application Express presentation for the Suncoast Oracle Users Group, SOUG. Actually, it's my first IT related presentation. If you can make it, please come by and laugh. More information about the presentation can be found here.