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Vacation Blessings

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I have a praise I'd like to share. We're on day 5 of a 2 week vacation in Florida (we're Oregonians.) Monday we milked the most out of our Disney tickets with nearly 12 hours (and 8.88 miles of walking!) at the Magic Kingdom.

The kids (6, 5, and 2) did pretty well that day, but Tuesday was a near disaster with numerous disciplinary problems as too tired kids (and parents) drove too long down to the Tampa area and tried to take care of too many little chores like laundry and groceries while adjusting to yet another new location.

I went to bed discouraged and dreading the visit to my husband's ~90 year old grandpa which was on the schedule for today. I imagined wild, wound up children bouncing off the walls in an old, cluttered house with nothing for them to do forcing us to cut our visit to 30 minutes or less. And I couldn't figure out any way to problem-solve this. My husband thought maybe we could get Grandpa to come to a nearby park with us, but I doubted he'…