Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vacation Squared

I need to find the guy who has the power to declare holidays. I know the President has some pull, but let's be serious, the man has enough on his plate.

Since Mommy Maestro has a ring of authority to it, let it be me who declares "Vacation Squared."

Oh you haven't heard of it you say? Well, let me take a minute to explain. I recently returned from eight days in Disney World. We had a wonderful time, and need I mention the beautiful weather again? Anyway, I've been home for three days now and let me just say I'm exhausted.

Maybe it's a touch of Murphy's Law, but it literally has been one thing after the other. The bills needed to be attended to Sunday night. The children were invited to three birthdays, one which required an RSVP that day. The dog returned from the kennel smelling like some polluted swamp thing only horror movies can duplicate. The van began to make "that sound" again. There was also the mystery smell that needed attention. (I guess 4 bodies stuffed in a minivan for 18 hours may leave some kind of aroma on the upholstery). It finally dissipated this morning.

Finally, Scooter took the fall of his life yesterday while picking Potter up from school. No sooner did I turn to talk to another Mommy when I heard the worst sound. Scooter had fallen and smacked his face right into the blacktop. He split open his lip and forehead. Luckily no stitches were required.

So I decided when I woke up that I needed a vacation from my vacation. Basically, a little extra time to find my grove before I become overburdened with well, let's just call it what it is...CRAP!

I've put much thought into this holiday over the years. No matter how good or bad the vacation may be, there doesn't seem enough time when you get home to get back to that state of mind you were in when this whole process began.

I think with a little coaxing, many corporations may adopt this holiday. Everyone knows a happy employee is a productive employee.

I don't have a huge following in Bloggy World so I'm depending on the loyal few to spread the word. Everyone for Vacation Squared yell I!


Anonymous said...

I always take an extra day of vacation at home if I've traveled, just for this reason.
It's never enough. :-)

Jenn H.

Kristen said...

I agree with you!! :) I'm actually headed to the beach on Saturday and I cannot wait!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Del or Alice Patterson said...

I agree with you completely. However, I've only had a few vacations and they were in the summer. But, I did need a day of rest afterwards. A me day is always wonderful, even if you are retired (like I am).

Cheryl said...

LOL I always say I need a vacation from my vacation. We always try to come home on a Thursday so we have a long weekend to decompress.

Jennifer said...

Vacation Squared! Vacation Squared! I need one too! :-) Sorry to hear about your son face planting on the black top... I could just imagine the sound. Aye.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I'm so with you on that holiday! I hope your week gets better.

Stopping by from SITS.

Kelli said...

What a great idea! It seems like after I get home it takes a week just to get caught up on everything (bills, laundry, etc.)

rebel said...

Comin' back to the real world is always the hardest thing to do. I remember a couple of vacations that the havoc I came home to gave me the feelin' that I wished I'd never gone on vacation! That's sad.
I wanted to come by and say thanks for stoppin' by my blog and I'm glad you did, I enjoy meetin' new blogger friends and checkin' out your great blog.
I hope things get calmer for you.

ModernMom said...

Hi there. Just found your blog and had to comment! I so agree. Vacations are the best of times and the worst of times. Only another Mommy can know the work required to recover from the "best time of your life". Great post!