A year ago we tried something new…my wife and I agreed to share a big cabin in the Smoky Mountains (Pigeon Forge) with my wife’s sister and their two cousins and husbands. The thinking was, “Remember how much fun we girls used to have when we were little? We just don’t spend time together any more. Let’s plan a getaway.”
Although I thoroughly enjoy the company of all involved, I confess I had my doubts. “What”, I thought, “if these girls discover that they really don’t like each other? After all, it has been —– years since they were girls. Life has changed for all of them. They aren’t the same little girls any more. We might get cooped up together in this huge cabin and regret it.”
Fortunately, my concerns were unfounded. All eight of us had a fabulous time shopping (well, tools for the guys) and playing games (Mad-lib CAN make your sides hurt from laughter) and eating and hanging out.
In fact, we had so much fun that we decided to make to do it again this year. So we are leaving Saturday for a few days of fun and games and relaxation.
This time I don’t have any doubts.
Posts I have enjoyed this week
- 4 Ways to Save For Your Kids College at Good Financial Cents…Jeff explains four conventional ways and then throws in an unconventional fifth option.
- Should We Pay Children Allowance at Debt Free Adventure…Matt gives compelling advantages to paying an allowance instead of paying kids for ordinary household chores.
- 7 Ways to Find Your Finanancial Heart at Fiscal Fizzle…Wojciech gives 7 provocative challenges with this dare: “I guarantee that doing even one of these will bring you much closer to understanding what you value and aligning your daily actions with where you’d like to finish.”
- The Little Things and The Big Things: Which Are More Important? at Consumerism Commentary…Flexo points out that we can major in minors and miss the big picture
- What You Need to Know About Social Security at CNN Money. Can you depend on Social Security being there when you need it? This and other SS questions are addressed head on.
- Christianity and the Black Market at Gather Little by Little…Stew brings up some current scenarios and some that are on the horizon. Would YOU participate in the black market? Read this post before answering.