Family reunions are always a gamble. Will cousins, siblings, children and spouses all get along? Will you want to pull each other's hair out at some point? Well, just in case you were wondering, we all got along marvelously. I've found the secret to family harmony when on vacation. FOOD!
No one feeds you more than a cruise ship. Endless buffets, 24 hour pizza stands and ice cream machines keep everyone smiling. (Any wonder the average weigh gain on a cruise is 2 pounds PER DAY?) And the water slides don't hurt either.
Canada is gorgeous this time of year. And yes, even their bookstores were not safe from the Krulik family. Children's bookshop employees throughout St. John and Halifax will be surprised to see copies of Puppy Love, Ripped at the Seams, and She's Got the Beat, as well as several Katie Kazoo Switcheroo and How I Survived Middle School books turned face out. Now here in New York, that's a regular occurrence, what with all the writers roaming our avenues. But up there I'm sure they're wondering what gremlins snuck into the kid lit departments to rearrange things.
Summer is drawing to a close quickly, folks. Please remember to savor every moment left of this magical season.