Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Family Vacations?

SO lets chat about family vacations, what brought this up? Well at lunch today I found out that my family is going to visit my brother in San Diego at Spring Break and not only are they not taking me but they did not even invite me. Ok, some of you may say well I am grown and married but I will counter you with saying I could fill up both hands with the number of my married friends with or without children who take family vacations yearly WITH their parents. You know one of the things that makes me saddest about growing up is that we never took a family vacation, all 5 of us. My siblings and I have no "oh do you remember that" "or "wow that was so fun" stories to tell or share. We went on ONE trip with all 5 of us ONCE that does not count, why you ask?? This was to WISCONSIN where my dad took us to visit the wood door mill of his work supplier. That is NO JOKE Folks!
So I know my sister is the youngest, hell she is 11 years younger than me so my parents are better off now then then but she has been everywhere with them and done and seen some of the coolest stuff.( you all know I too worship the ground Marissa walks on) Marissa got a trip to Europe with my mom for her 16th Birthday and when I asked if I could come EVEN if I paid my own way my mom replied "no, you got to go on a honeymoon last year" ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Yes, a Honeymoon Matt and I paid for and you went on one and my sister will go on one someday! Gheesh....ya ya ya I am still not over that, whatever.
One of the things I am DYING to see is the Smithsonian Museums, I love History and those museums are on "my list" well last summer my family went to DC and then told me how amazing the Smithsonian was after I was not invited! OUCH!
So I pose this question to you my friends do you still go on family vacations? Or do you take or plan on taking your children on family vacations? You better or one day they will write a blog post about you! HAHA!


Lindsey said...

Nicole, I struggle with this ALL the time. I, too, am much older than my brother and sister ( 10 and 9 yrs). My mom has gotten much better about treating us equally when it comes to trips and stuff. But, my dad (parents are divorced) took my brother and sister to NYC TWICE and never even asked me to go. It really hurt my feelings and made me so sad. Now my dad is taking my bro to Vegas for his 21st, which he didn't do with me. IT SUCKS!

Becky said...

We take at least one trip with my parents each year. They are usually to Branson, but we love them just the same. Tony and I are very close to my parents. Our favorite was our trip to Disney World though. My parents and my nephew came with us, so we had 7 of us in all.
I am sorry that your parents don't realize what they are missing out on. The best time in a parents life is when they can be friends with the their adult children. My mom has been rock.
(Sorry for the book of a comment.)

Crystal said...

I NEVER went on vacations with my parents and now they go on them all the time (at least twice a year). I will say they invite me half the time, but it's usually to go to ::gag:: Branson. I've given up and decided to just go on my own now!

Traci Anne said...

My family doesn't travel... I'm the only one that likes to get out and about. But I have to comment on the fact that even after you ASKED to go along on their trip you were told no by your mother?! What is up with that?!

The Browns said...

We went to the Smithsonian a LONG time ago & it was awesome! I'm sure its only gotten better!
Since we only live about 4 hours from Disney Land in Cali, I'm sure someday we'll take Jarrett there :D

<3 Bon

Natalie said...

Even though most of our vacation stories involve breaking down somewhere and how annoyed we all were with each other, we do look back and laugh about the adventures. There were 5 kids, so we never went anywhere too extravagent - road trips to national parks, stuff like that. I'm sorry you missed out though.
My parents did take my younger brother and sister to Hawaii the year after I graduated college and had a job and couldn't go and they still bug me about that.
You and Matt will just have to go on adventures of your own and make great 'remember when' moments for you to share.
But let me know when you want to go to DC and see all the Smithsonian. I'll go with you - and I have a free place to stay too!

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

I would be hurt by this situation too. I know (in my family) that it's hard get everyone together because of scheduling conflicts...but, if enough effort is put can make it work. I'm SO sorry!

Kelly said...

You know I don't filter my words too often but this makes me sad for you...I'd be pissed!! I know that doesn't help you any but I know you and you are a STRONG lady!! I love you!! You guys can go on vaca with us this year! Hehe!!


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