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I think I may have stepped in it......

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Most weekends we have the oldest granddaughter stay over for a night. She's 5 1/2 and has younger twin sisters, so I think we're her escape.. :D

So we were watching a movie and I told the wife, jokingly, that we should take her to the Royal Sands in May when we go for 2 weeks. She looked at me funny and said she didn't think it would be much of a holiday for her (DW) if we took her. I laughed and bugged her for a bit but wasn't really serious anyway.
I did this a couple more times over the next few weeks and got the same response. Then when she was over the middle of December, the GD was talking to her mom on the phone and I told her to tell her mom that she needed a passport.... which she then did....I was laughing at the time.. It was quite cute..
So I found out this week that she's been telling everyone that she is "going to the beach on holiday with Nana and Poppa". And yes, they have applied for a passport.... :D

I can't say I'm dissapointed. She's a pretty cool kid.

We'll have to do Xplor, Xel-ha, Xcaret and the rest and she's going to love the dolphins.
 

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Most weekends we have the oldest granddaughter stay over for a night. She's 5 1/2 and has younger twin sisters, so I think we're her escape.. :D

So we were watching a movie and I told the wife, jokingly, that we should take her to the Royal Sands in May when we go for 2 weeks. She looked at me funny and said she didn't think it would be much of a holiday for her (DW) if we took her. I laughed and bugged her for a bit but wasn't really serious anyway.
I did this a couple more times over the next few weeks and got the same response. Then when she was over the middle of December, the GD was talking to her mom on the phone and I told her to tell her mom that she needed a passport.... which she then did....I was laughing at the time.. It was quite cute..
So I found out this week that she's been telling everyone that she is "going to the beach on holiday with Nana and Poppa". And yes, they have applied for a passport.... :D

I can't say I'm dissapointed. She's a pretty cool kid.

We'll have to do Xplor, Xel-ha, Xcaret and the rest and she's going to love the dolphins.

If its been awhile since you've traveled with a child......Your going to have the best time ever! All my vacations are booked specifically for what my daughter will find fun, Waterpark at Massanutten, Hershey park/dutchwonderland in PA, BushGarden in VA, etc., its amazing watching her and playing with her in these places...i feel like a kid again!

Seriously, if i booked vacations for myself, i'd be laying on a beach somewhere, or going to a 'heavy party area'....But there is no way i could have as much fun as i do just splashing around in a resort pool with my 6yr old, or watching her on some of the rides at Busch Gardens!
 
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I'm sure your GD will have a great time -- what a treat for her!

I'm sure you already know this, but make sure (and plan early) you have everything in order for taking a child out of the country without her parents. I don't know all the details, but you will need extra documentation beyond just her passport in order for her to travel with you. Have fun!

Kurt
 

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Most weekends we have the oldest granddaughter stay over for a night. She's 5 1/2 and has younger twin sisters, so I think we're her escape.. :D

So we were watching a movie and I told the wife, jokingly, that we should take her to the Royal Sands in May when we go for 2 weeks. She looked at me funny and said she didn't think it would be much of a holiday for her (DW) if we took her. I laughed and bugged her for a bit but wasn't really serious anyway.
I did this a couple more times over the next few weeks and got the same response. Then when she was over the middle of December, the GD was talking to her mom on the phone and I told her to tell her mom that she needed a passport.... which she then did....I was laughing at the time.. It was quite cute..
So I found out this week that she's been telling everyone that she is "going to the beach on holiday with Nana and Poppa". And yes, they have applied for a passport.... :D

I can't say I'm dissapointed. She's a pretty cool kid.

We'll have to do Xplor, Xel-ha, Xcaret and the rest and she's going to love the dolphins.

Enjoy the time
 

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I agree....when our kids were little we were overwhelmed with how difficult we thought they were, but now I'd go back to those years in an instant if I could! It really was much more fun with the little ones than with big ones or as an empty nester. Ride, you have a great attitude and a lucky daughter!

I'm not sure I'd do the Sands, though.....I like the kiddie pool at the RC much better, it's much more fun with its "island." The RM pool is more fun too, with the waterfall. And it always scares me how a lot of kids dive off the end of the lap pool into the huge pool at the Sands...

If you own at the Sands then that's where you'll be.....but do take the shuttle over to the Tris occasionally for some variety!
 

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You will have a great time. I have travelled with my nephews for years as preteens and above. I have had the youngest every summer for 7 nights since he was 4years old.
 

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We took our 3 year old granddaughter to Florida with us for 2 weeks in November. We had such fun! The time just flew by.

Dori
 

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yes, it's fun to vacation with the grandkids,and i love them dearly, but, it's also A GREAT DEAL OF WORK!! so while i'm sure you will enjoy having her with you, i sure hope you are also planning to give your DW some much needed help with watching, feeding, playing, swimming, and keeping the girl busy and amused.
personally, i think your wife is a saint for not canceling the trip OR telling you to go have a good time in Mexico and she'd see you when you get back. JMO
 

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yes, it's fun to vacation with the grandkids,and i love them dearly, but, it's also A GREAT DEAL OF WORK!! so while i'm sure you will enjoy having her with you, i sure hope you are also planning to give your DW some much needed help with watching, feeding, playing, swimming, and keeping the girl busy and amused.
personally, i think your wife is a saint for not canceling the trip OR telling you to go have a good time in Mexico and she'd see you when you get back. JMO

What i've found helps with all the work is giving yourself a break in the middle of the day...When i'm on vacation with my daughter alone, we have a designated 'lunch time' where we go back to the room, i slap together a sloppy Jelly Sandwich(or something else easy) with chips and turn on cartoons(or any kids show i can find) for 30 minutes, this is the ONLY time during the trip the TV is on...this gives me the chance to re-energize for the next activity and she gets a break so she's not exhausted and whining by the middle of the night...i'm not sure if this would work with all kids...But my daughter turns into a zombie once the TV is on

(Just realized most people mentioned Grandkids, i'm 31, so it maybe a little easier for me to re-energize then some of the umm, more mature members of this forum)
 
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I would hold off on Xplor. It is not meant for kids of that age.
 

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(Just realized most people mentioned Grandkids, i'm 31, so it maybe a little easier for me to re-energize then some of the umm, more mature members of this forum)

You don't miss an opportunity to insult, do you?
 

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Our granddaughter is almost five and has never spent a single night at our house. Rick and I are looking forward to that someday. She is in kindergarten, so now we are down to weekends as possibilities. Our daughter won't let her go for a few days. :bawl:

We did go to Disneyworld with our grandkids (grandson is now 2), but we had to take the parents with us too. :rofl: Fun trip, great memories. We are doing it again in October. :cheer: Twelve days! Once again, parents are also going (thank heavens).
 

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I thought more mature was the polite way to say it so no one would get insulted?

Yes Ride - "more Mature" should be non insulting - but some will take offense at the drop of a hat.

Now if you had said "old and cranky" well .....

:cool:


And I agree the OP stepped in the poo with the DW for sure.
 
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Hey Ride, thank you for the compliment! I am proud of the experience and wisdom that comes with my greater maturity!

:hi: :hi: :hi:
 

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Hey Ride, thank you for the compliment! I am proud of the experience and wisdom that comes with my greater maturity!

:hi: :hi: :hi:

I'm pretty sure that was written as sarcasm, but i totally agree, i've been through some things in my lifetime, but nothing trumps the experience and wisdom of some of the older generation..there is a wide range of ages here, but nothing i'll run into in my lifetime will compare with seeing first hand the ending of segregation in the 50's the peace movement and/or vietnam war in the 60's and i'm sure something must have happened in the 70's too :) ...those were some of the most amazing times in US history that shaped what america is today.....IMO, nothing i've experienced in my life, nor will i can compare to those times

I do tend to poke fun, but deep down, i know your generations are the life blood of this nation
 

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I'm pretty sure that was written as sarcasm, but i totally agree, i've been through some things in my lifetime, but nothing trumps the experience and wisdom of some of the older generation..there is a wide range of ages here, but nothing i'll run into in my lifetime will compare with seeing first hand the ending of segregation in the 50's the peace movement and/or vietnam war in the 60's and i'm sure something must have happened in the 70's too :) ...those were some of the most amazing times in US history that shaped what america is today.....IMO, nothing i've experienced in my life, nor will i can compare to those times

I do tend to poke fun, but deep down, i know your generations are the life blood of this nation

Ahh, it's so nice of you to say that. Some would say my generation of Boomers was/is the ruination of this nation! I've always felt I grew up in fascinating times. It's interesting to see a young person validate that. Growing up through the 50's and 60's was fun with all the social change that went on.
 

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I do tend to poke fun, but deep down, i know your generations are the life blood of this nation

Also smart enough to spend money that future generations will be paying back till the end of time.
 

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. . .

(Just realized most people mentioned Grandkids, i'm 31, so it maybe a little easier for me to re-energize then some of the umm, more mature members of this forum)

You don't miss an opportunity to insult, do you?

I thought more mature was the polite way to say it so no one would get insulted?

Hey Ride, thank you for the compliment! I am proud of the experience and wisdom that comes with my greater maturity!

:hi: :hi: :hi:

I'm pretty sure that was written as sarcasm, but i totally agree, i've been through some things in my lifetime, but nothing trumps the experience and wisdom of some of the older generation..there is a wide range of ages here, but nothing i'll run into in my lifetime will compare with seeing first hand the ending of segregation in the 50's the peace movement and/or vietnam war in the 60's and i'm sure something must have happened in the 70's too :) ...those were some of the most amazing times in US history that shaped what america is today.....IMO, nothing i've experienced in my life, nor will i can compare to those times

I do tend to poke fun, but deep down, i know your generations are the life blood of this nation

Nope, it was absolutely NOT written as sarcasm! I was putting a different spin on Patri's response to your original "umm, more mature members..." comment, which I took exactly as you later stated, as polite and non-insulting.

I've always found it interesting that in the US "old" is often considered insulting, while in many other countries older people are honored or revered.

My kids think I'm "older than dirt," (62), while I feel like 42 going on 32. When they say I'm too old or too whatever, I say thank you!

So.....I think you were being polite about a subject that shouldn't be a touchy subject but unfortunately is, and I was responding in an upbeat way.

I think I probably could have said all that more succinctly :eek:
 
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Traveling with the grandkids is fun, but planning is essential

My husband and I love to take the granddaughters on timeshare vacations. We have had some wonderful times together and it gives their mom some time alone (she is a single mom). The girls are now 11 and 14, but have been traveling with us periodically since they were 5 and 8. We have found that what really helps is preparation before the trip. We go on-line and find things that we want to do, then we schedule them without scheduling too much in each day. Children (and grandparents) need some rest time and time alone. Instead of having the children always ask, "What are we doing today?" We share a day to day schedule with them that will include, pool time, rest time, and board game time (also watch movies for some downtime). As long as they know ahead of time that after lunch is quiet time or rest time, they are always ready and willing. They know there is a lot of fun to come also. We also schedule sight seeing tours, etc.
Enjoy your trip and hopefully, many more!
 

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Most weekends we have the oldest granddaughter stay over for a night. She's 5 1/2 and has younger twin sisters, so I think we're her escape.. :D

So we were watching a movie and I told the wife, jokingly, that we should take her to the Royal Sands in May when we go for 2 weeks. She looked at me funny and said she didn't think it would be much of a holiday for her (DW) if we took her. I laughed and bugged her for a bit but wasn't really serious anyway.
I did this a couple more times over the next few weeks and got the same response. Then when she was over the middle of December, the GD was talking to her mom on the phone and I told her to tell her mom that she needed a passport.... which she then did....I was laughing at the time.. It was quite cute..
So I found out this week that she's been telling everyone that she is "going to the beach on holiday with Nana and Poppa". And yes, they have applied for a passport.... :D

I can't say I'm dissapointed. She's a pretty cool kid.

We'll have to do Xplor, Xel-ha, Xcaret and the rest and she's going to love the dolphins.


If I were your DW, I probably would have choked you. She must be a saint. I'm sure you'll all have a great time.
 

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I thought more mature was the polite way to say it so no one would get insulted?
I agree totally - maturity that comes with experience is exactly the way to put it correctly. Of course the opposite of that is immaturity.

To give an example, some of us who have been doing customer service for more than 30 years are mature enough to not take offense when someone of your age who ahs worked in customer service for a few years lectures us about proper customer service. Because, you know, part of customer service is dealing with people who lecture us about how to do our jobs.
 
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I agree totally - maturity that comes with experience is exactly the way to put it correctly. Of course the opposite of that is immaturity.

To give an example, some of us who have been doing customer service for more than 30 years are mature enough to not take offense when someone of your age who ahs worked in customer service for a few years lectures us about proper customer service. Because, you know, part of customer service is dealing with people who lecture us about how to do our jobs.

haha, i totally forgot about that! Does it count against me here if i said it on a different forum? Because i'm a member of a dozen forums...half a dozen i wouldn't want you guys to read anything from
 
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