This is legit happening to me right now as I write this. How do y’all vacation? I mean, we’re a family of 5 and we kind of all pile into one room and hope for the best. I mean, it’s manageable, but the sleeping arrangement is wild. My kids are SO freaking spoiled, they won’t share a bed, so we’re stuck with two queens and still lugging the pack and play. I mean, now that I think of it, it’s fine because it’s an extra bed, but it’s ONE more thing to carry.
I can think way back to when I only had one kid and we’d used to take girls trips with my sisters and my mom and we literally had to hide in the bathroom until Nat fell asleep. It was terrible. I was so set in a schedule and that’s just how it HAD to be. But now, with these three it’s a little harder to manage.
So I guess it goes like this— utter chaos and the scrambling to brush teeth, pee and PJ time. The stories are either three times as long or nonexistent which usually isn’t great. Then it’s a lot of.. “I’m not tired.” “I can’t believe I can’t sleep” **giggle, giggle ** and hopefully someone will eventually fall asleep. Once one is out, the others are quick to follow.
Next favorite part about sharing a room is once one kid is up, they’re all up. There is NO such thing as a sleep in. I mean if the schedules stay the same and they’re in bed by 8 or in bed by 10:30, 6:30 am rolls around everyone wants breakfast & well then, I need coffee… so undoubtedly I get dressed and drag my cranky ass downstairs for all of the above. 5 arguments later trying to mediate the television schedule and an hour and a half later we’re on our merry way.
Hotel life isn’t my favorite with kids, but ya gotta do what you’ve gotta do.