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How We Survived Parents Weekend in Las Vegas

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Make no mistake, we survived our parents weekend in Las Vegas. There really was no question that we were going to. I know we might make a big deal about being away from the kids, but in reality we all carry on quite well and so do they. To be honest I feel more guilty about dumping them with grandma so that Daddy and I can eat a damn meal in peace than I do leaving them for the weekend to go to Las Vegas. I mean, really, who doesn’t want to spend 4 days eating candy with grandma all day in your pajamas? Exactly what I thought!

I was going to give you a “definitive, how-to” guide for something entirely irrelevant that I know very little about – but instead I will tell you about how wonderful our trip was, how I am an idiot for not listening to literally everyone and wore heels while walking 750 miles down the strip and how luckily there is a freaking Ross in the middle of all the action where fools like me can buy super comfy, oversized tennis shoes for our pulverized feet the next day. True story. Also, Uber drivers sell flats out of their trunks at 2 a.m. because they are marketing fucking geniuses.

The great thing about The Whole Assed Honey and I is that we travel well together. Travel can be stressful and if you can travel with your partner without wanting to throttle them, then you’re doing well. His biggest complaint is that I talked the whole time on the airplane. One hour plane ride and I talked to him, heaven forbid. I have no idea what he’s going to do when, in two weeks, we take a 15 hour road trip in an RV. I will talk for 15 hours straight to a semi-captivated adult with no escape route. Just watch me. Especially in this political climate.

 Everyone ended up sick when we returned from Las Vegas. Every person that went with us came down with the flu and the baby even managed to catch it from Daddy. I, however, did not get sick. Probably because my system was so saturated with alcohol no virus could survive. And that’s it – that’s how i survived the Great Flu of 2017 in our house… I sterilized it with Rum. kidding.

It has been a little difficult adjusting back to our normal routine since we’ve returned. We have been home a week and I feel like yesterday was the first day I didn’t wake up hoping to be in an actual hotel bed, rather than my own. The vacation hangover is strong with Las Vegas. No, I don’t mean an actual hangover, but rather that pull of vacation that keeps you from accepting reality for a day or two when you return. The vacation hangover is the same feeling that causes you to look into booking your next getaway on the plane home an use little hotel soaps because the smell reminds you of your destination.


Speaking of smells, I hope that there is a Wax Melt that smells like the Mandalay Bay. I swear they are using actual mermaid tears and diffusing them in the hall ways of that hotel – it smells fantastic.

We didn’t hit the jackpot but we had a wonderful time with amazing friends. Sin City is so full of things to do and see I am certain we will be planning a trip back soon. This time I will pack sensible shoes like I am told.

And so while I may not be an expert at traversing Las Vegas on an adults-only trip, I am an expert at travelling the winding roads of America in an RV with 3 kids and my in-laws.  Keep an eye out for that adventure to be posted soon!

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  • jeremy@thirstydaddy March 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    love Vegas. Was just saying we were overdue for a kids free weekend there.

  • Mellissa Williams March 3, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I always get vacation hangover. I just book another holiday! Vegas grows on you. I’ve been twice and can’t wait to go back. Love the Venetian hotel and St Mark’s Square, I can never get over that sky indoors too!

  • Andrea March 3, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    But as long as you guys have a great time, that’s what really counts

  • Jenni March 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I would love to go to LA. Its on the buckey list!

  • Marcie W. March 4, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I am a lifelong Las Vegas local, so I hope you had a wonderful time visiting my city! It is definitely important for parents to get away and enjoy themselves without the kids every now and then.

  • Ashlee March 4, 2017 at 1:37 am

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but definitely would like to see it someday! I’m not a parent, but I can only imagine how nice it is to have a weekend away from the kids once in awhile.


  • Glenda March 4, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Sounds like a great experience. Sorry to hear everyone came down with the flu including your baby.

  • Cynthia Nicoletti March 4, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I haven’t been to Vegas yet but plan to ! From your article I better be very well rested 🙂 Sounds fun.

  • Maya March 4, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I love your enthusiasm and humor in your posts! This was really fun to read. Definitely adding Vegas to my list of places I need to visit. I also love your blog name <3

  • Selma March 4, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I have never been to Vegas and I totally would like to one day just – without the flue aftermath 🙂

  • Claire March 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

    This made me chuckle. I love that uber sell flats and that you justify leaving them by candy and pyjamas. Haha I do exactly the same thing.

  • lau March 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

    my friends visited Las Vegas and told me it’s sth you have to try once in yyour life! 🙂


  • louise joy March 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Ahh this post was really funny. I’d love to visit Vegas one day! x

  • kittylimon March 4, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    this post was quite funny 🙂 I’ve always wanted to go to Las Vegas but at the same time don’t think I could deal with the overwhelming crowds that you hear so much about :\

  • kay March 4, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    you are too funny! I’m glad you guys survived! (except for the flu part – NO FUN!)

  • sar_ii March 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I have anxiety and this actually wasn’t too bad, considering. Saturday night was pretty packed,

  • Ickle Pickle March 4, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I have never been to Vegas but would dearly love to. It is such a mammoth journey from Wales though. Kaz 🙂

  • Amber Myers March 5, 2017 at 1:37 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Vegas. It sounds like fun. Soon, I hope!

  • Prerna Garg March 5, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Happened to me too. Walked down the strip in heels the first day and was in over-sized, comfy sports shoes with an LBD the next. LOL. Loved your post. Witty and a fun read!

  • Sarah March 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic weekend! What an amazing place for a parents weekend!

  • Nicole March 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Vegas is one of my favorite getaways, but I’m thinking of trying out Palm Springs for a change! So bummed that y’all got sick.

  • Bernadette Callahan March 6, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Sounds like an amazing time away from kids. We have not had a vacation from ours yet but is always something we talk about planning. I dont even know where we would go lol.
    Cant wait to hear about your upcoming adventures.

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    Las Vegas is one of my dream destinations. It is good that you have someone to take good care of your kids while you’re away.


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