We just returned from our vacation, camping with our two young boys. If anyone asks me how it was, I will, of course, tell them it was a lot of fun. I would be lying through my teeth. The truth is, I have not had a relaxing, fun vacation yet as a mother. I think vacations with young children and husbands are only actually fun in retrospect. In the moment, I am dealing with trying to appease all of them at the same time, which is rarely possible. The only thing my husband wanted to do was fish. The only thing my boys wanted to do was go to the pool. Not that anyone was interested, but the only thing I really wanted was some peace and quiet and to read a good book and go for long walks. As it turned out, the boys and I were in the pool every day for a few hours, made arts and crafts, and played at a park. My husband fished every day for most of the day. I guess it was a successful trip since they are all happy about it. Now I want to go take a trip with my girlfriends!!!