Summer vacation season is almost here, and if you have kids, you know what that means! It's time to put them up for adoption.
No, sorry. I mean it's time to start planning your family summer vacation. This is your chance to escape ''the daily grind'' and spend quality time with your children, finding out what's new in their lives, what's on their minds, whether they have been arrested, etc. At night, after they fall asleep, you can check them for tattoos.
- Dave Barry
It sounds like we got off easy on our vacation. Actually, travelling with Adam and Eric was quite enjoyable. We aren't going to have a lot of opportunities to vacation as a family in the future, so it was good to be able to have some time together while it's still possible.
Being on a cruise ship means never having to feed your teenager, because food is available 24/7. In fact, most everyone was eating as if they were expecting to be led to the gas chamber the following morning (Don't any of you people have food at home??). It is truly amazing to witness the frequency and the quantity with which teenage boys engage in feeding frenzies- especially when it's not your grocery budget that's being decimated.
I enjoyed the isolation, although being on a boat with 1,500 other folks did put a bit of a damper on my desire for solitude. The good thing is that I came back with a decent suntan. At least when I go back to work tomorrow, I'll be feeling as if I've been on vacation.
What ought to be interesting tomorrow is trying to figure out where I'm going to be working. My office moved this past week, and while I think I know where our new building is, we'll find out in the morning. You know the old story about your parents moving while you're away at college and leaving no forwarding address? This feels a lot like that....