Wednesday, January 9, 2013


As you may remember, we traveled to Kentucky for Christmas this year.  The trip was AWESOME.  I have been spoiled.  I don't think I can ever go back to sleeping in relatives' basements.

We stayed in a suite, which I highly recommend for a family.  It was sooooo nice.  There was a living room, a kitchenette, and a huge bedroom with a door that separated the two areas.  The baby slept great, and he never woke from the noise we created in the main area.  The hotel had an indoor pool, which Porgie and Izzy loved.  We took them swimming at least once a day.  It was wonderful.

We also got to visit family, friends, favorite restaurants, and all that good stuff.  My family has complained that they didn't get to see us enough, which is probably directly related to having such a great experience at the hotel.  Who wants to visit family when you can swim and watch cable television?!

I did learn something new about my kids on this trip.  They are ungrateful assholes.  I had no idea that my kids could be so rude.  They didn't say thank you, they complained about things they didn't like, and worst of all, they acted like nothing was ever good enough.  I heard my daughter say, "Is that all I got?"  on more than one occasion.  And she got TONS of gifts.  It was beyond embarrassing.  We don't normally open gifts in front of other people (we usually get gifts in the mail), so I had no idea that my kids were so lacking in politeness.  We will definitely be working on that one. 

Although the trip was great, the 10 hour drive with three children was BRUTAL.  And the kids were even really good on the drive.  I thought the baby would cry a lot, but he was captivated by the TV in the car.  Despite their awesome behavior, 10 hours is a loooooong time to be trapped in a small space together.  I really shouldn't complain, because it went as well as any 10 hour car trip can go, but damn, it was a long drive. 

Overall, it was probably the best trip to KY we have ever had.  I am glad we went, and we'll be making a repeat trip sometime this summer.


Lainey-Paney said...

Staying at the hotel probably gave y'all the perfect amount of family time balanced with vacation-like time. Know what I'm sayin'???
And, I'm sure the kids (though ungrateful in the arena of gifts) had a blast!

Just so you know, you aren't alone in the ungrateful children arena. I think all of us have those ungrateful moments in us... Families (kids & adults alike) all over are probably working on the same issue! Lord knows we've had to address and review the topic more than once at our house.

Anth said...

A few days before Christmas, some neighbors gave E & Ace each a gift. Ace got all grouchy because he didn't like what he got (a shirt). I was so embarrassed. The (neighbor) husband backed Ace up; he said his wife should have known not to get a 4yo boy a shirt for a gift. haha (They have a 12yo boy.) Then after Christmas, the wife came over with a new gift for Ace. A monster truck that he loves.

Now I feel like this all taught Ace that you can throw a fit if you don't like a gift and the giver will get you a new one. *sigh*

Though he actually did fine at Christmas. So maybe I am over analyzing.

amanda said...

yay for a great trip!! i have been soooo curious!!

we are headed back to ks next week and i swore we would stay in a hotel this time and then my mom went and bought all new beds for us to sleep on AND then my mil found out AND now we have to split our time equally between both houses!!

shoot me!!

Jenny said...

i have to a hotel too! sounds like a great trip..and glad that they were at least good in the car for you.

long drives suck!