Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?
Every Spring, both my husband's and my families get together for an annual beach vacation. The first year we did it, my oldest was nursing and we were confined to the hotel room for many hours as he ate and slept. But now, several years later, as my youngest approaches school-age, I'm hopeful that this year's spring break will be easier than in years past.
Canada is a big country like the U.S.A. but it has one thing we don't have -- a French speaking and culturally organized (state), province. I know some people think our regional dialects are similar to visiting another country, because they are so distinctive but overall, we still speak English here.