Swan Song

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There are big changes coming in the Simplicity household. I’m not 100% sure what form they will take or even when they will happen, but the changes will happen, at the moment they are like shadows waiting to be thrown into focus.

For almost two years now we have been planning a trip to take our Son to Florida. One thing we know is that our time is limited when it comes to family holidays, in a few short years we will be redundant and his friends will take our place as his travelling companions.

So before he gets too old (and embarrassed!) to want to go on holiday with his folks we wanted to take a trip to give him lasting memories of family holidays and very soon we shall be embarking on our journey.

But the title of this post doesn’t refer to this as I’m sure there will still be many more chances for us to holiday together, albeit on a smaller scale, it refers to what comes next.

To us this holiday is symbolic of a lifestyle that we are leaving behind, it will be our own personal swan song.

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9 thoughts on “Swan Song

  1. patinaandcompany says:

    My son is 18 and he’s still happy to be around his mom . . . Daughters often like to identify themselves separately, but sons don’t always seem to feel that same pressure. He may not be inclined to get away from you as soon as you think!

  2. Free Your Mind Today says:

    Why Florida? It’s so hot there! Try to go in the winter or early spring if you can.

    I took family trips with my parents until I was about 17, then I just wanted to go out on my own, and that was mostly because I wanted to be able to smoke (since that was kind of hidden and not allowed in our house).

    If they would have let me smoke on trips without having to sneak around, we would have been just fine! lol

    • Mrs Simplicity says:

      “Why Florida? It’s so hot there!”

      Exactly! our Summer in England never materialized! Seriously though, August wouldn’t be our first choice of month to visit but we are governed by school holidays and the six week holiday that they have in the summer is the only time that we can take long trips.

      It was very hot though 🙂

    • Mrs Simplicity says:

      If you get chance to then go for it! Whilst it cost us a small fortune it was worth every penny and will give us all some fantastic memories for years to come. The only problems is that my Son now wants to go back next year!!!

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