Monday, October 20, 2014

A suite idea

At a recent family-friendly party I struck up a conversation with a stay-at-home mom who was there with her husband and their three children.

All of their children are under 10, so they're at a very energetic age.

When I asked her how she manages it all - kids, a husband, taking care of home and dealing with the many other demands of life, here's her secret:

"Every two months my husband and I leave the children with (a trusted) sitter and we spend one night at Embassy Suites," she said. "It's what keeps me sane."

She said they like Embassy Suites because it's nice and has a lot of extras they enjoy, but it's affordable to go there on a regular basis.

They sleep a lot, go to the Evening Reception cocktail party, and since they both love sports they like to gather with others in the bar and watch games on TV. In the morning they enjoy the made-to-order breakfast.

Rejuvenated, they return to their real life ready to take on the world again.

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