Summer vacation is indeed wonderful, but it does present a dilemma: How can I keep 3 young children of varying ages ALL happy?
One issue we face is Jackson's nap schedule. He naps twice a day and if we miss those, we all pay the price.
Complicating that issue is the girls' love for the outdoors. As much as I would love to hang out at the waterpark, the pool, or the playground all day long, we're often heading home just an hour after arriving so we don't have a cranky baby on our hands.
Perhaps the most complicated issue of all is learning to get along. The girls aren't used to spending quite so much time together, and while they do get along pretty well most of the time, there are plenty of times when they bicker over the dumbest things. Examples include who gets to open the front door, who got buckled in the van first, who gets the Batman cup, who gets to push the button on the elevator at the library, who gets to wear the blue dress-up shoes, etc, etc, etc. It drives me NUTS!
So I take full advantage of the times when my sweet husband is willing to offer another set of arms to hold the baby and a whole heap of patience that I don't have. We visited the Children's Museum again this past weekend and it was a lot more fun going together as a family.
I have to admit that we really do have an awesome museum. Right now they have a pretty impressive China exhibit.
The carousel is definitely Summer's favorite place to visit, regardless of the other exhibits.
Isn't this what childhood is all about???
You can't put a price on memories.