This post from Stephanie at The Southern Lady Mama is CLASSIC.
She just took the words straight out of my mouth! We are leaving for Gulf Shores in a few weeks with our two kids and another family with two kids and although I would love to just sit and ENJOY the beach, it probably won’t happen until my kids are at least 13… Maybe not even then. I love going to the beach and taking my kids on vacation, but it is FAR from relaxing!
From the “It starts weeks before as I make piles of stuff we can’t forget.” to the “As soon as we get going a decent speed, we hear “I gotta go poop” from the backseat.” not to mention the “We finally sit down to take a breath and look at the ocean. And the kids start whining, “I wanna go to the pool now!!” Really?” this is our trip. We HAVE a pool… In our backyard! But as soon as we get to the condo the kids want to go to the pool, NOT the beach. I wish someone could explain this logic to me!
But yes, watching my kids play on the beach and find seashells and letting them bury me in the sand is ALL worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Maybe next time I will be sure to hit up the liquor store before we get there, though.