You know you're on vacation when......
.... Your son's suitcase looks the same way it did the day you left.
..... Your two year old is eating marshmallows for breakfast and sharing them with everyone else.
..... Momma is still sleeping at 10AM and that's why everyone's eating marshmallows for breakfast.
..... Nobody knows what a shower is. ("But mom, I swam in the lake all day how could I be dirty?")
...... You climb large hills of sand for two hours, barefoot in the hot sun, just to see Lake Michigan. (See picture on right.) Narrowly escape a rattle snake and then turn around and climb the same hills back to your car. And call it fun.
..... After playing in the sandbox all day, you yearn for a Starbuck's Frappacino to recharge and refresh but the closest thing is a gas station with a 99¢ self serve cappacino so you play it safe and opt for the canned Arizona Iced Tea.
...... No one has wireless internet but everyone in the town seems connected to each other.
..... The school bus passes by your cottage, you thank God you homeschool and say to the children, "Of course you can go out and swim."
You know you're home from vacation when.....
..... The laundry is higher than the sand dunes and everyone is out of underwear except your son.
...... There is no food in the fridge and suddenly no one wants marshmallows for breakfast anymore.
..... You open your e-mail and someone sends you an note addressing you as Ms. Pearl and wants to order a copy of your new book. (Strange but true!)
..... Everyone in your neighborhood has wireless internet but no one seems connected to each other.
...... The school bus passes by your house, you thank God you homeschool and say to the children, "Of course you can help with the laundry."