Almost thought about naming this blog post – how to swallow your pride, in order to save a few bucks.
But as you have guessed by now then, from the title and follow up, I am going on vacation with the in-laws.
Only 7 days away now. Sigh. 😔
I am not an ungrateful middle-aged father, I am really not. It’s just that it is not only my father in law and mother in law. It is the whole extended family in law. Complete with 2x sisters-in-laws + additional add-ons like 5x nieces.
Think 🤔- the griswolds, and the some. Luckily we are not driving. No no, we will be cramped in 14 small plane seats. That is after we have made it through check in, security, gate bording etc.
Luckily we will be locked up 🔒 in a huge hotel resort at Cypres upon arrival, where we will then spend 7 days and nights doing nothing, and only relying on your own mental stability to remain some sort of sanity. I am imagining a combination of American tv-show Alone and Hunger Games the movie. The weirdest freak show ever.
Doing it for the kids though. 👍 And to get a week off work obviously 🙄 also.
Uhh, what to pack, what to pack? Only the necessary middle aged dad gear. Sandals, speedos, and the razer sharp trimmer. (For my back 😉) – Gotta look your best posing with that new flex. And a book off course. This time I am committing to writing that book review when I am down there. Stay tuned!
Best thing, is that we will save a ton of money 💵 this week. First of, its the in-laws paying for the trip. 💰 💰 💰. For a family of our size that is to the tune of roughly 6.000 USD.
It’s inclusive, so basically all meals for the entire week for my entire family paid for up front. That’s gonna save us 400 USD on the food budget. It’s not all inclusive, so I will be spending on beer 🍺, wine 🍷 and cocktails 🍹. Dammit. Just gotta control the ice cream eating by the kids.
We are gonna cancel our cleaning for the week. That’s gonna save us 90 USD right there. 💰 in the bank.
It’s starting to get cold 🥶 in Denmark 🇩🇰, so I’m turning off the heat off course. Ha, that money 💰 in the bank right there.
I’m gonna max out my savings by going wild in the restaurant buffet.
So I guess I’ll survive. But evaluated against my own personal life objectives of FIRE, Minimalism and Sustainability its a bit more blurred.
FIRE – ✅
Minimalism – ⁉️
Sustainability – ❌
One and a half out of three, that’s a pass. And it’s not really like I have a choice – or do I?
Only thing left to remember. Oh by god Mr. Minimal5 do remember it. No discussing politics, No discussing tax, and don’t mention sex.
Other then that – I’ll be fine. And get that book review banked.