Number 10: Don’t make spring break plans with a 17-year-old.
So, DJ had spring break plans well in advance of spring break. But then they feel apart, or they seemingly fell apart. So she reluctantly agreed to go with her sisters and me to Miami. And then the day AFTER I booked the plane tickets, three weeks before spring break, her plans resolitified. Errr. Naturally, she worked it out so she could do both as she is the master of not missing anything. Especially things that are free for her.
Number 9: There’s lots of fanny in the City of Miami. (How do you try that little booger on at the store? Do you just buy it and hope it fits? Or do you actually put it on and return it to the rack if it isn’t flattering? By the way, it isn’t flattering.)
Number 8: All three of my daughters can change into a bikini without ever being naked. It’s like Houdini.
Number 7: Sometimes it’s the kids who tell the parent to turn off the TV. We didn’t turn it on once on the trip, and we put our phones in the middle of the table when eating out; both suggestions from my children.
Number 6: It is conceivable to go broke buying virgin daiquiris.
Number 5: A nice Jacuzzi in a hotel room is a lot more fun with your wife than your kids.
Number 4: Some people put their bathing suits through their paper shredder. I’m not sure why.
Number 3: When you have a family text message, watch out what you write, especially if Michelle is in your family.
Text from dad while riding in the front seat of a taxi to his daughters in the backseat:
This cab driver has the coolest name I’ve ever heard, Axel Bucheaux.
Loudly from Michelle: “Who the heck is Ax-L Boo-shocks?”
Number 2: Some Speedos should not be worn by some men.
Number 1: Three days away with your kids is INCREDIBLE!