First week was with kids and dh at the beach. Second week, my Mom wanted to take her 4 older grandkids on a cruise (19,17,14,and 11) but needed help. She somehow talked me into going and leaving my 2 boys as I haven't been away from them in 6 years.

It was really hard to be away from them in general and it didn't help that the cruise had over 900 kids under 15. Also didn't help my mood that over 40 qualifies as old on a party ship like that. But other than that, had a great time in the Carribean. Who couldn't with all that sunshine and blue water.

MB