EG and I just got home from a awesome 4 day cruise to Cozumel. We had so much fun and some great mother/daughter time. EG learned about adolescence and all the coming changes and it was quite an experience for both of us! All in all we had a blast and ate waayyyyyy too much food!
We started off the trip with EG reading a letter I wrote to her. Then for the next 4 hours as we drove we listened to James Dobson's Preparing For Adolescence. This book and/or audio series is really a must for parents whose children are about to enter adolescence, I highly recommend it! Then we spent time the rest of the trip enjoying ourselves and talking about what "we" learned.
(Notice EG's cute swim skirt? My mom and I made them..we had matching ones!! :) )
I do realize now does not seem the ideal time financially for us to take this trip, but we kind of got pushed into it a little early b/c when Jax comes home I will not be leaving him for quite some time. This is how we have done each of our children's "growing up" trips. They get to pick the location and we spend a long weekend together.