A few months ago, I’ve not been a good mother and wife. I’ve been working so hard I hardly have time for my son, my husband and myself. My son does not talk to me like he used to I am afraid he doesn’t find me as his confidant anymore. My husband has been telling me to take some time off if I don’t want our kid to find the father he needs some place else.
So, I decided to file a vacation leave from work. I booked us a weeklong European Cruise complete with a tour to some of the notable cities in Europe. I wanted it to be something we could do together; enjoy the ocean and the remarkable European sights while getting a taste of the English culture (and cuisine). After all, my wife is part English, so I knew she’ll appreciate my effort.
I knew from the look on my husband and son’s faces when we got home that it was a well worth it trip. I had a great time bonding with my son and my husband. Actually, the trip was part-leisure, part-anniversary celebration. My husband and I celebrated our 9th anniversary on that cruise. The crew was very helpful. They decorated the dining hall with paper chains, lanterns and other fripperies. I barely recognized it when we came for the dinner I especially asked the crew to prepare for us. The crew was dressed in fancy evening full figure formal wear; the men in tuxedo with chic men’s neckties and stunning formal suits, and the women in exquisite and elaborate gowns. On the tables were hats and turbans in gold and silver, there were even trumpets and tinsels made for such occasions. The menu cards, with ribbons and tassels, were longer than usual. My son was really amazed on what he saw – clowns, colorful balloons, and funny and tricky magicians. Their eyes were glistening all night. We felt so relaxed, happy and contented that night. That surely was a wonderful and unforgettable vacation.
Until today, when I remember that cruise, I can’t forget the happiness and glistening eyes of my husband and son. I realized that there’s nothing more important to me than my family, and so, I promised myself to be the best wife and mother in the world and spend more time with them.
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