Robert's sabbatical will be summer 2011 and we are eagerly looking forward to it. I've decided we will spend part of Robert's time off taking a cruise with the whole family for 5 days. I'd prefer a Mediterranean cruise for 12 days, but did I mention all that unpaid overtime? I think instead we will set our sites on a Western Caribbean cruise embarking from somewhere in Florida.
It will be amazing.
I talked to the kids yesterday about how I have a special savings account just to save money for the cruise. I told them about all the different things we could do on a cruise: swim, mini golf, arcades, ice cream any time they wanted, dessert at every meal, fun shows, maybe even water slides and kids clubs. And that was just on the boat. When we get off the boat, I told them, they could expect to jet ski, snorkel, swim with sting rays, and zip line.
They were sold.
So sold, in fact, that both Jonah and Isaac started handing me money for our cruise savings account. At first it was just a quarter from Isaac, but Jonah felt generous and forked over his last dollar. Isaac scrounged up the remaining nickel, dime and penny from the couch cushions.
$1.41 down, $4998.69 to go.