Oh man- do I wish they would!
Every vacation day he has, he spends...working. And thus, I spend...working. This particular vacation was about wood. Splitting wood- a ridiculous amount of wood- to warm up our home this winter.
I kinda sorta hate that we don't have REAL vacations- even just short day trips every now and again. I realize that the money we spend on vacations is instead spent bettering this place, the time people spend vacationing is spent doing things that we will ultimately appreciate for much longer than just a few vacation days...but going AWAY has it's perks too.
The biggest one of all?
We get Matt all to himself, completely undistracted from work. Present.
I had promised the children I would take them to the zoo this summer so that seemed like the perfect day trip.
And it was!
We ate breakfast early, packed our lunch and headed out.
We went to the Syracuse NY Zoo because it happens to a hop, skip and jump from this guy and his girl:
My brother Jonathan and Abigail. The cherry on top of the whole day.
Of course, we were back home by 3:30 and splitting wood.
So technically, it was a Half-A-Family-Day.
And I will be insisting on the other half of the family day soon...