True, not to mention that the OP has shot down most suggestions.This was my takeaway. Let's be honest, no one needs to come to a discussion board to solve this kind of problem.
Same. I have the absolute worst time falling asleep away from home and am normally a light sleeper anyway, so I would absolutely NOT share a room with that many people. After 2 nights of poor quality sleep on vacation, I just want to cry and go home.I'm jealous of how well some of you sleep. I learned my lesson regarding sleeping arrangements. People who snore or who are just loud in general led to a couple trips where I was so sleep deprived I was miserable. I have turned down trips where the accommodations offered just wouldn't work for me.
When I was a kid we would spend the week of the 4th of July in a similar arrangement with Grandparents, cousins, aunts uncles. Usually it was good and memories to be treasured. But I do remember one year where my parents and us three kids ended up in a little tiny studio cabin - and were miserable all week. My sister was a toddler and up during the night. My father would come in late because the guys would play cribbage until after midnight, and wake everyone up - then he wanted to sleep in, but we were up with the crack of dawn to go run around with cousins. That was one of the last years we went - the family had gotten too big for the resort and other options were too expensive for everyone.I wonder if the OP will come to the same realization that this situation is difficult. It's been 2 years since she's been to the house. Her kids have grown a lot since then. I'm sure the kids and cousins are all super thrilled for the vacation, which means a lot. But I suspect it will be clear, once they're there, that this family has outgrown the current sleeping arrangements. Hopefully while she's there, the OP can scope out other possibilities for future trip--larger house, nearby condo, something. Her kids won't be getting smaller. Growing up, my kids always vacationed with their cousins, and it was a huge pat of childhood for them, so I hope the OP can find a workable solution for the longer term.
lol --That's my husband. He's not the bunk up type. To stay with extended family he insists we have our own enclosed bedroom/bath that we don't share with others. Even one day is NOT OK. He's OK if DS is in with us too, but no one outside our immediate family. I'm fine with that too. He's made it totally clear up front to everyone that he'd love to get together, but that this is what he needs to be comfortable and we have the budget/ability to get that if it's available (other's don't need to pay or up the budget to accommodate is). If not available, if it's all of us we don't go. We, for example, said no to a Lake Powell houseboat trip with the extended family, as this didn't meet his criteria for acceptable family togetherness. Also on this one we didn't even consider the expense or effort of another boat (just didn't make sense). DH and I stayed home, but my son ended up going and bunking up with cousins. Do note: I checked with my parents and my brother to make sure they were OK with this before giving DS the choice to join them on his own. In Orlando we have often booked our own condo at the resort that other extended family are staying to take care of DH's privacy wants.I would not put my family in that situation for two weeks. My DH probably would just say no way even for a few days. Get a hotel room nearby and adults and 6YO sleep there. If you can't make that work, honestly, I'd consider not going or only going for a few days.
No kidding! OP I don't have any great ideas, but I see you want to spend time with your family and I hope you can find a way to make it all work out and have a wonderful time! <3But this is not what the OP asked. She asked for help...this is not helpful with everyone saying how miserable they would be.