When travelling with friends, and their kids, GET SEPARATE HOTEL ROOMS!
I can't stress this enough. Even though you booked a three bedroom penthouse suite with lots of space. Because, the bedroom doors won't lock. And your friends' views on privacy might be slightly different than your own. And their children might just walk into your bedroom while the door was closed, unannounced, over and over and over. And your friends might just not say ANYTHING to their kids about it, because, I suppose, they don't see what the big deal is. And you might be really tempted to just go ahead and walk around in your room naked, just so that the next time the nosey little kids walk in, you can teach their parents a lesson about privacy. But, then you wouldn't have the nerve, so you don't. And you also don't have the guts to say anything to the parents, so you just put up with almost being walked in on, while dressing, showering, etc.
Imagine your friends' kids walking in on you during etc? Yikes! Not to mention eeeewwwww!
Draw your own conclusions.
Actually, despite having zero privacy, our little getaway was quite enjoyable. I read a good book, started a second, and had some fun time with my little family. I'm now recovering from major motion sickness. My husband drives like a maniac! I think he was trying to beat the rush hour traffic. And we made it home in record time. p.s. I love Dramamine.
The choir sang beautifully on Sunday. The program turned out really great, and I'm so glad it's over. My wonderful friend, Motherboard, came through for me, once again, and sat with my kids during the meeting, and claimed they were good. I think she might be sugarcoating to ease my stress, but I appreciate her, nonetheless.
Here are some cute pictures of the kids in their Christmas clothes, that I took on Sunday morning.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!