>So I took my vacation last week.
For those who live in New York, you know it was a pretty crappy week.
Here is the how our vacation went:
My husband and I decided to take our vacation last week because Samantha's birthday was on October 13th. So my husbad and I wanted to make it like a very special birthday week for her.
On Sunday we went to Sesame Place. Have any of you guys been there recently? Perhaps it was because we went at this time of the year when they are only open on weekends. But that place was nuts beyond belief! We got there about 11am and left at 5pm. It was expensive to get in, but we expected that. We had luch which costed $35, our dumbasses figured lets just get to the park and eat there. Big mistake! Then the park was so crowded. I honestly think they should prohibit strollers. In such a small place it is very very dangerous. I can not even tell you how many times my daughter or myself almost or did get hit by a stroller. So then we waited online for about 45 min. to get a picture taked with Bert. We waited online for and hour and a half to see the Elmo's World show. Which we were one of the last people in. Then the parade at the end of the day was totally crazy. We paid a ton of money and feel like we didn't really get much from it. I thought Sesame Place would be a lot like Disney in the sense that the characters would be walking around. None of them were. We only saw all of them in the parade at the end of the day. The lines for the rides were over an hour and a half long. It was either we saw a show or went on a 30 second ride. So we decided the show instead. Samantha had a great time. If she was an adult though, she would have left there very very frustrated. We ran into other parents that felt the same way we did and even a couple of kids that whined that they wanted to go home. At Sesame Place, the children shouldn't want to go home. They should be having the time of their lives. But you really couldn't blame them for feeling that way. It really sucked.
Then another day of our vacation we went to White Post Farms, a petting farm in Long Island. Samantha had a blast there. She got to feed the animals and ride on the hayride. We picked pumpkins and played in the playground there.
On the 13th for Samantha's Birthday, we bought her the Loving Care Dollhouse from Fisher Price, then had a little party with family. She loved it. She loved the dollhouse. It is all that she has been playing with since.
Then on Wednesday Samantha started not feeling too well. The weather started getting crappy. Samantha started coughing that night and we had an appointment for thursday for her 2 year checkup. Well, she was sick so it ended up being a visit for that. The Dr. said she has the croup Croup is a condition that causes an inflammation of the upper airways — the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). It often leads to a barking cough or hoarseness, especially when a child cries.(http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/croup.html#) So the rest of the week we spent trying to make her feel comfortable and get her better. It is the worst at night. So its been a couple of sleepless nights.
I want a vacation Do-over. It was not much of a vacation!