Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Break on Planet Smarty Pants

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We have come back yesterday afternoon after a wonderful Internet-free spring break on board of Norwegian Star. It was the first cruise for our 7 year old Smarty, and she had a blast. According to her, it was “the best spring break ever”. She loved the ship with its many activities for kids and the stops in Mexican Riviera. Unfortunately, the last sea day of a cruise was ruined for her by high fever and by what looks like a stomach bug. We decided to keep her at home today, since she was still running a low-grade fever and having an upset stomach yesterday, but she is already lobbying for having another cruise vacation next spring.

What Smarty Is Reading

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Kane Chronicles
On the cruise Smarty quickly flew through Genius Files and finally got into The Kane Chronicles of Rick Riordan. She is already a huge fan of Percy Jackson’s books. She was begging for The Kane Chronicles for her 7th birthday, but, for whatever reason, dropped the first book after the first chapter saying that it’s too boring. Now she returned to it and was done with the first two books in the series by the end of our vacation. 

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    Ticia said...

    I can see why she'd lobby for another one.

    maryanne @ mama smiles said...

    I have heard that cruises with kids are a lot of fun! I'm glad Smarty enjoyed her cruise! Did you feel like you got to see much of authentic Mexico at the stops? I drove all the way through Mexico with my family when I was 4, and it was one of the highlights of my childhood. Unfortunately, that isn't a very safe option these days.

    An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

    Too bad about the last day bug - but I'm glad the rest of the cruise was fun.