Vacations are trips with room service, spa treatments, and fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas in them. Vacations are not to be confused with family trips. A family trip is when the kids are invited.
"He licked me!" Amaya yelled from the backseat. "Get on your own side Rio!" she whined as she pushed him away. "Mom! Tell him to stop!"
"She stuck her tongue out first!" Rio defended himself.
"I didn't actually lick you though!" Amaya uttered in disgust.
Rio and Amaya argued back and forth as I attempted to drown out their bickering with the radio. I tried to take deep breaths to calm my nerves. I tried to ignore them by reading a book. But eventually I reached my breaking point.
"Enough!" I yelled facing the backseat. "Your father is driving, do you want him to stop this car?" I asked. "If he has to stop...I'm leaving you on the side of the road...and you can walk!"
They both stared at me blankly, their eyes protruding from their skulls.
That's right, only 30 minutes on the road and mama has already snapped.
Like I was saying...vacations aren't to be confused with a family trip.