In about 5 weeks we are bringing home our puppy.
But every spring (except last year),
we try to take a family vacation in the Caribbean.
We usually go in March or April.
Last time we went,
my older son was just in kindergarten
so it really wasn’t a big deal taking him out of school.
Now that he is in 2nd
and my younger son in kindergarten,
it is probably a better idea
to try to plan the trip around school vacations.
But now we have another obstacle…
Now, who in their right mind would agree to babysit a
NO ONE I tell you!
I should have thought this out a little earlier
but this year has just flown by
and now I REALLY want to get away.
I have the next few weeks to plan,
convince my husband
AND actually take the trip
before that puppy comes home!
Planning, no problem…
Problem? – My Husband!
For some odd reason,
he thinks I am totally insane for wanting to do this.
In fact I don’t even think he is taking me seriously.
That is where “Operation Caribbean Vacation” comes in…
For the past week,
I have been leaving subliminal messages
around the house.
when I cleared out the Christmas decor
I subtly rearranged my table in the foyer.
Now it has a bit of an island feel.
and I made sure I included a family photo
taken in the Caribbean.
Starfish, tropical leaves and a pineapple…
And an orchid give the island vibe.
(Yes, the orchid and leaves are fake – such a crime!)
I conveniently placed all his vacation t-shirts
on top of the piles in his drawers
so these will be the first he picks
when he works out.
How nice of me to organize them for him!
The “kids” wanted to watch some DVD’s from our previous trips.
So we watched and made many comments.
What’s wrong with a trip down memory lane?
I sprayed some island fragrances around the house
where he might come across a whiff here and there.
The house smells great now!
It also doesn’t hurt
to scatter a few vacation photo books around!
They look so much better than the remote controls in this tray!
Am I being manipulative?
Well, maybe a little but who am I really hurting?
After all, I am the one who will be training this little puppy.
Shouldn’t I get a little relaxation time to “prepare?”
Well I gotta go try out a pina colada recipe…
just for fun of course!
Honey, if you are reading this…
I am just trying to remind you
of how much we all love to take family vacations!
What’s on your agenda this week?