This holiday marks the day when Elissa was finally walking well enough to wear a dress and real shoes comfortably.
I've really been hanging out for this. I love dresses, I love wearing them and they are just so cute on little kids. They are the best way to handle the heat - no tight bits around the middle, all free and breezy! They also don't present the same co-ordination problems that tops and bottoms do - especially for Dad.
Watching Star Wars turns out to be the only way to handle a disaster like discovering a poo in the pool. (No, we have no idea what happened, apparently this is a first for the place, and thank the gods our children were in no way involved!) The situation was resolved later in the day.
By the end of a day of holidays, the kids are all a bit frazzled. They all have different ways to handle the stress.
Sometimes a small girl doesn't need her pyjamas, just a few critical comfort items - dummy, rabbit and bum cream.
Of course, being the sophisticated 6 year old that he is, Ben is good to just chill out in the spa.
But for a 3 year old boy, the only option is to put your pants on your head.