Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break Fun

We went to Eagle Crest for Spring Break and it was SO much fun. It always amazes me how much more fun I am on vacation. The kids dont' irritate me, there is less fighting and whining and impatience from me. What does that mean? I wonder if I am just too stressed and perfectionistic at home so I am the cause of all the grief we have on a day to day basis. I really wish I could learn to relax and enjoy regular life as much as I relax and enjoy vacation! For me, the appeal of a vacation isn't just the exotic location (which didn't qualify for this vacation, though it is certainly a nice place, we had a hot tub in our house and it held to about 60 degrees and sunny the whole week...quite a step up from 45 and raining at home), but just the shutting off of outside pressure and life! No phone, calling, homework, and who cares if the kids watch more TV than usual? I don't get paranoid when they eat some candy in the afternoon. Wear your swimsuit all day. Sleep in. Don't clean up your room. Who cares if there are a few dishes in the sink? NO GUILT! Ahhh...I love it.


4 comments:

Melissa said...

I love the pictures of your kids. It's fun see how much they look like you and Spencer. That Caden is sooooo cute. It is amazing!!! I'm glad you got to relax. I thought having school age kids would be easier, but I was very mistaken. Sometimes I wonder if my life will ever feel calm again. I am up for our trip. I vote for somewhere tropical or for New York.

Stephanie said...

Chels- Your kids are so cute!! I am glad that you had a stress free break, also thank you for the comment you left on my blog, it made me feel better!

Jenny said...

I had forgotten you were an AMAZING photographer! Those pictures are priceless. I think you incredibly normal to find things less stressed on vacation, I'm the same way! There is a endless list of things to do at home and that list is never satisfied! Being away from home and that endless list is really relaxing! Man...I miss you!

thomfam5 said...

Chelsea-
Some great pics yourself! Glad you had fun, I also seem nicer and less stressed on vacation. Don't feel bad! Your kids are adorable. The camera loves that baby of yours! I will send you the pics after some editing...at some point!