This morning, my parents left for a cruise in the Mediterranean.
Am I jealous? Yes.
Do I think they have deserved it? Yes.
Is it a compensation that I get to babysit their house while they are away? Definitely.
For a week I will eat their food, sit by the fireplace, take long baths, watch their giant TV, and generally have the time of my life. Oh, and I mean to work some too...
So even if my parents get to see Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey; even if they get to dine on board of a luxury ship; even if they are on vacation and I am stuck with my thesis - it's almost okay. In fact, I think it might be just fine. Swell, even.