So what do Steve and I do? Book a tropical vacation for the family for the middle of January, that's what. Because who wants to be in Utah in January?
Our justification is thus: a) Steve has to go anyway, so his ticket and hotel and rental car and food will be paid for. b) It will be a giant Christmas present to give to the kids, therefore we will not buy them much of anything else. c) Better spend the money before Wall Street blows it even more. d) Who wants to be in Utah in January anyway?
Please do not tell our children. It is really going to be a Christmas surprise.
I get so nervous after spending a lot of money. Yikes.