The picture above represents 100% of my past vacations. From 1980-2008 this was what I expected. To be at a beach and to relax. That was my only goal. In 2009 something changed. Our two person family grew to a three person family. Now in 2009 we were unable to take a vacation due to having a baby that was just a couple of months old. This year we attempted the vacation. It was beautiful we went to a gorgeous beach stayed at a wonderful condo and had a great time. The only hitch was that the baby didn't realize that it was vacation. He still went to bed at 830 and woke up at 7. He did everything he did at the house just on vacation. He took his regular 10 and 2 o'clock naps no matter what. I guess I should be happy because we were fortunate enough to go on vacation and all that jazz. But man we coulda saved some money. Yes he really enjoyed the beach, he loved the pool but his favorite part was having all of his "people" close together and getting to see them everyday. Now I'm not bitching or anything in fact I would do it all over again. I just wish someone would have warned me that I'd only be having a half of a vacation. Lots of beach no relaxation. In all honesty I had a wonderful time and am sad to be back home. I am very fortunate to have been able to go on vacation and to spend time with my family.
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