It started as an idea two years ago as Daughter, Son and I spent spring break skiing in Vermont. Daughter said, "Whose Idea Was it to go SKIING for SPRING BREAK??!! BRRRRRR What were we THINKING?!"
And I said, "OK Senior Year I have you again for Spring Break. We'll go to the Caribbean."
It was a nice dream.
Then finances and college bills and the market crashed.
And layoffs at work, and salary cuts, and no raises.
But then, the tide started to turn back a little. I bumped myself to Full Time, the firm said some of us "might" get a raise, and quite frankly, I just said, "What's a little more money. They're leaving me in September!"
And so, WE ARE GOING TO JAMAICA! I am so ridiculously happy and excited. The kids helped me surf the web and look at dozens of resorts in many different countries. The trick? Finding a room for 5.
Yeah, Me, the kids, and two of their friends. Because that would be more fun than just us.
And they each found a friend who could afford to come (they have to pay for their own ticket, although I'll pick up stuff in Jamaica).
Saturday night, we narrowed it down to the Right Place. Sunday I made the call.
We're locked and loaded. Praying for good health and good weather.
So ridiculously excited.
Oh and no, mom's not bringing a Friend. At least, that's not the current plan. Daughter did ask if the Captain was coming- she invited him along. That's another shocking post for another day. We're floating the idea, but both of us (the Captain and me) think that maybe it would be better to be just me and the kids. We're exploring the option and the kids' true feelings on that. Truthfully, it would be nice to have a guy along to keep tabs on the boys. The Captain is much savvier than I when it comes to certain things. But it might add a twinge of awkwardness. oh well, we'll sort that out another day.
Jamaica here we come.
First step - DIET!!!!