Hopefully we are all taking some time this summer to spend time with family, refresh and recharge. Plans are made and hopes run high. Sometimes, however, our vacation takes an unexpected turn at a fork in the road, and we find ourselves in less than pleasant circumstances.
How the rest of the vacation plays out relies on our response to that fork.
I wrote about this on my blog, Too Darn Happy:
Don’t you just delight in the sweet, sweet taste of summer family vacations, where joy and laughter are generously slathered over every moment of the day and sprinkled with children playing happily together, their delightful voices adding perfectly delectable notes to each and every deeply satisfying day?
What’s that? Are you saying that sentence doesn’t describe the reality of your family getaways?
No worries—I suspect there are few family trips that truly measure up to that pie-in-the-sky description.
For example, several years ago my oldest daughter was in Paris for her junior college year abroad, and I went to visit her for a week.
Being a little country mouse who hadn’t traveled very much, I was. . .Click here to read the rest.
I'd love to have you come back after, and share your responses.
Have you ever had a vacation go awry? How did you handle the difficulty and disappointment? Were there any ripples-positive or negative-from your behavior? Please share so others can commiserate and learn!