The Kargas family survived spring break 2012. To be honest, Florida was far better than I expected. There were some genuinely good moments. Morning jogs, sunny strolls with Julian on the beach, playing in the pool, and date nights with The Husband. We ate a lot of shrimp, and (I) drank a lot of fruity cocktails. We saw alligators and we all got tans.
There were also the not-so-happy moments. The travel days to and from Florida were supremely exhausting. While Zachary was for the most part very well behaved, the time difference, lack of sleep and activity overload proved too much for Evan. Our three year old had meltdowns on an hourly basis. As expected, much of my beach time was spent trying to pull foreign sandy objects out of Julian's mouth, and the few family restaurant meals we had were less than pleasant.
In the end I will admit that I am glad we went. With the free (grandparent) babysitting, I kick-started my running routine and had a much needed opportunity to reconnect with The Husband over seafood and cocktails. And bottom line, the kids had an absolute blast and you just can't put a pricetag on that.