It has a calming effect on you. My kids actually acted like they liked each other. We sat down and ate breakfast together with no tv or any other distractions. I read a book. I took a nap.
I can't let on like it's always sunny and warm this time of the year at the beach here. But it was for us, and the ocean was beautiful. We stayed at a friend's cabin that we rented for only $80 a night. It's not fancy, but it's right on the beach. I mean you walk outside and there's the ocean. I'll post a photo of the group when I get them developed. Then you can see how chubby I've become, and how beautiful my children and DH are.
If cybermom comes back, I want smiley faces from them.