20 Things Overheard While Vacationing with Family

20 Things You Hear When Vacationing with Family

Last week, we descended upon a cabin in the woods with my husband’s family. Our group of 30 took over the main cabin and guest house, and we spent six days swimming, snacking, laughing, and parenting each other’s children. We were celebrating my father-in-law’s 70th birthday, and boy did we celebrate.

The week was equal parts relaxing and exhausting, and I left with a tired body and a full heart, the result of a bounty of quality time with loved ones. I can’t wait to do it again.

Several phrases were heard over and over during our vacation, and I suspect that if you’ve vacationed with a large group of people, you’ve heard these things, too.

20 Things I Overheard While Vacationing with Family

  1. “We need to take a bunch of pictures this week.”
  2. “I’m just going to lie down for a few minutes and rest my eyes.”
  3. “Mom! Mom! MOM! MOM! MOM! Amy!”
  4. “Can you watch my kids for a second?”
  5. “Since you’re up, can you grab me a beer?”
  6. “Do you think we have enough food?”
  7. “Woah. We have way too much food.”
  8. “Where are the kids?”
  9. “Whose towel/sunscreen/mixer is this? Can I use it?”
  10. “We seriously need to get these kids to bed earlier tonight.”
  11. “How did it get to be so late?!”
  12. “Are we playing Cards Against Humanity later?”
  13. “Has anyone seen my shoe/phone/sunglasses?”
  14. “Was that a bat?”
  15. “Was that a bear?!”
  16. “We need more ice.”
  17. “We need more beer.”
  18. “I can’t believe the week is over!”
  19. “I wish I would have taken more pictures.”
  20. “Can we do this again next year?”

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12 thoughts on “20 Things Overheard While Vacationing with Family

  1. We just spent a week at the beach in Port Aransas, Texas with a huge group of family and friends. This list is our list word for word! How funny! I had to come home to rest from the vacation! We tried real hard to never run out of beer! The heck with the food! Haha

  2. I love how I’m the only English-speaking person on the face of the earth who realizes that it’s spelled WHOA.

    Could you NOT encourage moronic behavior, please? I’m sick of people screwing that spelling up.

    1. I can’t stop laughing at this comment, and particularly love that you weren’t brave enough to use your name. Keep fighting your ridiculous battle, anonymous keyboard warrior.

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