Hi, friends! I’m so happy the 30 day blog challenge is ovah! Thanks for following along. Now I have a dilemma I’d like your opinion on.
Here’s the background. My family rents a house on the beach on a great little island off the coast of South Carolina for a week during the summer every year. We’ve been doing it for many many years and it’s always a good time. DW, Monkey, and I did not go last year as he was still pretty young (6 months old) and now it is coming around again. My parents are dying for us to come, and frankly, if it weren’t for the flying thing, I’d be all over it. I know Monkey would have a blast on the beach hanging with his cousins (4 and 6) and it would be the first time my extended family would meet him (they are all in SC and GA). We’d have a ton of help from my family with Monkey, so it would be a vacation for us as well.
So what’s the downside? Well, first there’s flying with an 18 month old (that’s how old he’ll be – week of July 4th) during a holiday time. Then there’s the cost – the lowest fare I’ve see is around $500 per seat and we would like a seat for Monkey. Of course, we’d only be paying for our airfare – everything else would be picked up by my mom and dad. There’s also the fact that my extended family can be sort of…well…I’ll just say it. Racist and homophobic. And they love to get their drink on. Especially while on vacation. I know they wouldn’t say anything homophobic in our presence, but they did in the past before I “came out.”