I was talking to Kyle about how his babysitter is going to camp and he said, "Oh! Camp is from Toy Story!" So my kids don't get out much.
Mark and I have been talking a lot lately about vacations. We'd really like to go on one this year, but for the first time in a while, we are finally able to put some money in savings. When you hear scary stories about people losing their jobs, it really makes you want to sock some away.
But we have never been on a vacation, except for trips other people have paid for. Like the family reunion last year (thanks, Mark's uncles), or the trip to Canada when Liam was 2 (thanks, Nana). We don't even have a tent because we never had room for camping equipment in the condo and just haven't been able to shell out the big bucks for one since we moved here.
Aren't the family trips what create memories for kids? I'm not even talking about flying to Europe or Caribbean cruises. I'm just talking about different scenery--eating smores, going fishing, seeing the stars...
But it's hard to justify that when I think of how long it would take us to go bankrupt if Mark lost his job.
What do you think? Save the money for a rainy day or spend the rainy day stuck in a tent?