In our case, generally the youngest 5 have no interest in most of the vacation activities of our oldest 5 children and vice versa.
So this year we are taking our staycation outings in groups according to what interest which kids. For example, this way we are not paying admission for Hannah to feel like we are punishing her with a day at the aquarium! (Think about it...Hannah is blind and hard of hearing so she mainly gets to feel glass with loud strangers all around her and the sounds of water running limited what she can hear for an afternoon. Plus Hannah hates the touch tables at the aquarium since she has no idea what she is about to touch! If no one else likes this new attempt to please everyone, Hannah will!)
So for this first 1/2 staycation, the crew was Daddy, Mommy, Grace, Corrine, Vanessa, and David.
The venue was Crown Plaza with Fritz's Railroad Restaurant for lunch, LegoLand, SeaLife, window shopping and the Crayola Cafe for dinner. Then we went to Overland Park to see Daddy get his 2nd Diamond at the National Forensics League Tournament. Photos are below, but the first 1/2 Staycation seemed like a success with limited sibling bickering. (Yes, Mr. Wolff, as hard as it may be to believe, when you joined us for lunch, that was an improvement!)
|Daddy only got to meet us for lunch and at the awards ceremony |
AND this is the BEST photo that I took at the ceremony. Ugh!