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Being Spontaneous

July 28th, 2010 at 01:51 pm

Trying it our for a couple of weeks anyway.

I tried to book whale watching tickets, and the system online was clunky. I probably should have just called (but the place also said be patient about calls because phone was ringing off the hook).

Their tickets were refundable at least. Never heard anything, and so after about 36 hours, I Decided to just go buy from the most expensive place. It was $10 per person more than all the others, BUT clearly had the nicest boat. I suppose the price was a huge deterrent, because none of their weekend cruises were sold out yet. (All the rest are, at this point).

So I bit the bullet this morning. Was $150 for the 4 of us (service fees, too). I will call the other place later to make sure we aren't double booked.

Actually, I am ultra excited about the trip. It's rare when we randomly drop $150 on something, but I do believe this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and am not stressed about it at all. It's more of a frugal victory. That we can drop everything and do this last minute trip. This is WHY we live like we do.


Of course, soon after is our Colorado trip. That is a "Drop everything to see Grandma" trip. Kind of the same thing but it will cost 10 times as much, and will probably be a little less exciting. Wink But I suppose it is along the same vein.

After which, we can resume being boring! Big Grin


LM did end up starting the pre-K program. It has been awesome. He is teacher's pet. He is the type who immediately loves or hates anyone, and so, I hope he isn't setting high expectations for his K teachers. I hope he isn't too upset when he meets the real K teacher. They are all sweet ladies, but with him, who knows. He will find something to hate.

The other funny observation I made is that BM prefers daddy and LM seems to prefer me. I couldn't help but notice that he just seemed in love with his teacher. He likes females more. It's kind of funny. BM currently has a male teacher and is in heaven. He lucked out with him for 2 years - I don't think there is another male teacher in the entire school. I would have said that it was because dh stays home, but LM has always been more momma's boy, regardless. He also has always had a lot of girlfriends. He just prefers females. So, I think BM kind of put up with kindergarten, but I can see Kinder being an ideal little world for LM. The K teachers are so maternal with the wee little ones.

6 Responses to “Being Spontaneous ”

  1. MomEsq Says:

    It's funny how kids can have gender preferences. My oldest definately prefers hanging out with Dad, and I have to remind myself not to take it personally!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    May your LM feel secure and happy in his expanding world from here on out.

  3. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    "This is WHY we live like we do."

    Love that line. Reminds me of what opportunities I may able to take in the future because I have money in the Bank as opposed to living paycheck-to-paycheck.

    Thanks !

    I hope you all have a great trip ! :-)

  4. baselle Says:

    You have one lover (LM) and one fighter (BM). Big Grin

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Thanks for posting about the whales. I was looking into us going too. Smile I hope you all have a wonderful time!

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm glad to hear LM is enjoying his pre-Kinder experience. Smile
    I hope you have lots of fun whale watching!

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