Have you ever had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad vacation? You know, the ones where the kids whine the whole time, someone ends up in an urgent care, your stranded in the airport and you have no chargers for any of your devices? It’s the stuff moms nightmares are made of. While I can’t say we have had really, truly awful vacations as a family we have certainly had those that I would love to do over.
The vacation that most often comes to mind when I think of BAD vacations is the time when I really overscheduled my young kids for 2 weeks in Florida. We went from Boca Raton to Orlando over those 14 days. With their meltdowns coming at just the time I was most looking forward to: NASA.
I had wanted to visit NASA since I was a little girl. I was SO excited to go. The kids, unfortunately, wanted only to get to Disney World. As I walked around in awe at the machines that helped make one giant leap for mankind, my 5 & 7 year old whined, cried, and made me miserable. At one point I just started crying and gave up and wished that one of those rockets would fire up and take me anywhere but Earth with those kids.
As a family that trip to NASA is one of the most regrettable. Now that the boys are older, they actually wished they had enjoyed it. Looking back, it was over planning and too many expectations built up in my head. We would love the chance to do it over!
I have really enjoyed putting together a twitter party for Capital One through TravelingMom.com and reading that I am not the only one who has a vacation they would like to #DOUBLETAKE. Come join in the fun & share your horror stories too. You could win a family vacation, including four plane tickets and five nights in a hotel, worth up to $5,000 or an iPad 2 Monday night on twitter. For all the details on how to win and join the fun please click over to
*I am being compensated for my role in this party by Traveling Mom with Capital One.