Sunday, January 9, 2011

Florida is not just for old Jews

Apparently driving to Florida is like childbirth. It's painful and you can't believe what you're going through but as soon as it's over you're ready to do it again. I'm pretty sure that the lack of oxygen in the car due to my usual overpacking is what kept the kids quiet but whatever it was it worked.

Our family vacation was great. We spent 10 days in a two bedroom apartment on the beach with lots of sunshine, no wifi and very little blood shed.  

Instead of lecturing or yelling I decided to leave a memo on the front door...
...apparently it's as ineffective as lecturing or yelling
At least it was Bud light
This is ONE piece of chocolate cake which I took home, froze and will be using as Benji's Bar Mitzvah cake
The medium gulp is still bigger than all of our bladders put together... maybe not the best choice for a 27 hour drive
I wanted to end world hunger by donating this beverage but Matthew wouldn't let me break up his kiddie meal
The drive was smooth sailing except for the car trying to occasionally eat Matthew
Note to fathers: WASHABLE means that it comes off of skin, shiny surfaces and some clothing but NOT sofa fabric, especially rented sofa fabric
Old Jewish man GPS was so much more entertaining than stern lady GPS

To sum it up the trip was - as Matthew put it - excellent. Here he is on our way down showing off his Dora the Explorer Spanish over and over and over and OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND FOR LIKE TWO STRAIGHT HOURS OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!!


soperman said...

See, when we go down to visit my parents (who live there 6 months of the year) it is like one of those Seinfeld episodes when Jerry went to visit his parents. Florida turns old people Jewish.

GoldenGirl11 said...

If you start to notice that you parents have more sweet 'n low in their pantry than any other food you may have to save up for a bar mitzvah for your grandson.

soperman said...

O M G!!! - so much to learn, so little time.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Just start practicing. Have dinner at 3:30 and walk around saying MAZEL TOV! to everyone.

Kate said...

The famous early bird specials! Seriously, I hope the weather was good this time!

You're a far better woman than I am, I won't even sit in the same row on the plane with Mr M. He drives me nuts with his space invading, laptop, coffee, magazines etc.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Moey, the weather was great and I'm no dummy, I sat in the back back. The solitude was beautiful. I also packed the car in such a way that Cleve couldn't possibly sit in any other seat so he had to drive the whole way there and back. It was a mini vacation.