When you're a kid, summer is everything. School's out. The weather's warm. All you want to do is get up as early as possible and spend all day outside sweating up a storm, chilling by the pool, and eating all sorts of sugary, iced treats.
When you're an adult, summer is slightly less "fun" because you don't have your folks taking care of everything for you. You have to plan the summer vacation while still going to work and staying on top of your kids to make sure they're not destroying the house while you're away.
But that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun, which is why you planned for a family getaway out of town so you can enjoy a new city, some new sites, new food and hopefully new and happy experiences.
Like all good things in life, however, your summer vacation will ultimately be tested. Things will come and try to ruin your fun and it's up to you to react to them accordingly and do whatever is possible to make sure that you and your family and friends end up having an amazing time.
Even if you manage to get a see-through bathroom.
Or if you get arrested for accidentally sleeping in a room that doesn't belong to you.
Because we're constantly thinking about what to do next and are juggling so many different requests in our heads simultaneously during a vacation, it's easy to let a few things go unnoticed.
Flying can get a big expensive, so packing into a huge old station wagon that's prone to overheating is an American family tradition.
This next story is why you should always bring a spare...of anything that's vital.
And maybe check your surroundings before you relieve yourself.
One wisecrack could definitely ruin the whole family trip, so choose your words wisely.
Just another reason why I hate camping.
This woman's thread is another compelling argument against camping.
Make sure you always secure your camper.
Maybe don't mistake Disney characters as pinatas.
If you're afraid of flying or can't afford a fancy trip to Europe, just go there on a stick.
Nothing like a broken face to ruin a perfectly nice vacation.
Trash bags are not a good substitute for luggage.
Hurtling down sand dunes is never fun.
Old school camera problems.
Contrary to what you thought as a little kid, scary things were happening outside the closet, not inside.