A Utah mother of three said yes when her husband suggested they take a vacation with the kids. All she heard was the word “vacation,” so she didn’t think things all the way through until it was time to start packing.
As she hauled the suitcases up from the basement while her husband took a nap on the couch, she started to wonder if this “vacation” was actually just a trip and not a vacation at all.
Her kids would still be with her, and she would still be required to feed them and get them to sleep every single day, so was it really a vacation or just a trip to a less comfortable sleeping arrangement with overly cranky kids?
As she packed their suitcases and tried to remember what they might need for at least 38 scenarios that could possibly happen while they were gone, her youngest said, “My throat feels scratchy.”
She wanted to immediately back out on her “vacation” at this point, but her husband reminded her of all the money they had paid already so they could parent kids in a foreign city and said it would be “fiiiine.”
She remembered the last time he said that on their last trip while having whisper-arguments in the hotel room when the kids were sleeping right next to them in the same bed.