in a land far, far away

Okay, it wasn't actually that far away. But we did stay in a hotel for Family Day weekend. For two nights. With four kids.

These are the things that happen when you stay in a hotel with four young kids:

  • you feel grateful for your detached house and sorry for the people in the rooms on either side of yours

  • you happily watch a really bad movie with your spouse because: a) you can't leave the room; b) there's a TV at the end of the bed and it's a novelty

  • you stay up late enough to watch Saturday Night Live because there's a TV at the end of your bed

  • you drink a LOT of coffee because you watch a lot of late night TV


  • you get nostalgic about giving birth every time you fill the ice bucket with ice chips (and that's a lot of nostalgia when you have an enthralled toddler rooming with you)

  • you appreciate having more than one bathroom at home

  • you get to eavesdrop on the kids' in-the-dark-before-they-go-to-sleep conversations

You also talk, bicker, ride elevators, try on shower caps and laugh.

Best part? No tip required. 




Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works through Elan.Works and is a designer and content editor at GenderAvenger. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines and at TEDxRegina and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.