The kids had the first week of January off so we took them down to Miami. We stayed on the other side of the bridge from South Beach, which really gave us a new perspective on the city. Miami is much more than a beach!
It takes a very special kind of visit to Santaland to make a 9yo girl stop believing in Santa and unicorns in one evening, but that’s what happens after you wait for two hours in the bowels of Macy’s, on a deceptively long line. You start to look for cracks in the system.
Every holiday, vacation, birthday party, etc. that involves small children is a roller coaster of good intentions, tantrums, heartfelt moments, eye rolls, hugs, eczema inducing agitation (at least in my case) and much more.