Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Word to the Wise:

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!!!


tammy said...

Thanks for that advice!

I got your card and your "gift". Love it! I had to sit down and play it right away. You are so talented, thanks for sharing with me.

Kristina P. said...

Sounds delightful! We're actually getting a hotel while in Missouri. So, it will be like a nice little getaway!

Oh, and apparently, I should take Dramamine for the plane ride, but I am a lightweight so I'm not sure how it will affect me.

Have a very merry Christmas, Sher!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Peggy said...

Love Ty's cheeser!

Mother Goose said...

Does the bedroom door not lock? that is good advice to know though!

devri said...

Same to you, enjoy every minute!!

wonder woman said...

Good advice - I'll definately remember that. Glad your program went off well. I told there was nothing to worry about.

Merry Christmas!

Mikki said...

your little guy is a bit of a ham eh'? Very cute pictures.
Yikes on the hotel business. Sounds like very good advice, I'll definitely keep it in mind if I ever travel with friends. Hope you have a beautiful Christmas!!

Ashley said...

Those are such adorable pictures!!! And I'll have to remember your tip about separate hotel rooms, for sure. :) I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Oh thanks so much for the advice. I'm so glad you could be so helpful and letting me know! I would have DIED if that had happened to me! Someone would have heard about it! :-) Three floors down!
Loved the pictures of the kids too!

Spence said...

Thank You Sherrie. I'll never do that when I grow up. what are big sisters for anyways? jk.

Jan said...

I truly do not like to share rooms either. No way. I would rather pay the bigger bucks than to have that happen. Glad you had fun though. That E is so nice to sit with the kids. What a treat. Great pictures too Sher.

Cynthia said...

Glad you had a good time. Sorry about the privacy, yikes!

You kiddos look so cute in the photos- especially the little one crying. I love crying kid pictures. I'm weird that way.