Family Vacation

I’m trying to decide if my expectations are delusional, or simply higher than necessary.

This week I am taking an extended family vacation for the first time since I got married. There have been a few gathering similar to this which we have been unable to attend, but mostly our extended family events are holiday gatherings that stop short of vacations for us (since they are often close to where we live). In planning for this vacation I anticipated that I would not do a lot of blogging, but since blogging really is invigorating for me I did expect to keep it up a little bit over the week.

Now I come to the end of Wednesday and I have not even glanced at the news or thought of something that I could write about. I had things to write on Sunday, but I was too busy getting ready. Since then, the only reason I have even been able to check my email daily is that I am trying to secure a lovely house that we saw on Saturday.

Were my expectations to high, or will other trips allow me to do some blogging during the vacation?

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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4 Responses to Family Vacation

  1. Marie says:

    Part of that depends on where you are. When we camp, or are at the cabin with no internet it’s impossible to blog. Although our last trip we were at hotels with wireless, so we did one day of blogging. (and just changed dates) But I do more journal blogging than commentary blogging so I don’t have to see the news before I get to blogging. And even if it is physically possible, sometimes it’s nice to have a true vacation where you focus on family and being lazy. (just my random thoughts)

  2. David says:

    Naturally, if I were somewhere without access I would not expect to blog. On the other hand, if the vacation is about relaxing and blogging is relaxing then the two seem compatible.

  3. Hyrum says:

    Blogging doesn’t seem to work when one is expected to interact with the family all day. I get in trouble sometimes even looking for ‘net access on vacation.

  4. David says:

    It’s a balancing act. Essentially I have to act as if blogging doesn’t exist until after the kids go to bed and then I play it by ear.

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