When there are 10 people in the rented house at the beach, 4 of them your own still-young children, and a splattering of others including a 3 year old.
  1. Get up at 6am
    Because you A) went to sleep at 9:15 the night before and B) you figure some of the kids will be up soon anyway.
  2. Make coffee
    Nothing better than coffee on vacation. Try it.
  3. Sit in silence for 45 minutes before the next adult wakes up
    How are all these kids who are usually up at 6 am still sleeping?!? It's such a wonderful magical thing!
  4. Check all twitter / Facebook / li.st feeds
    Again, in silence... this is such a rare treat for me.
  5. Enjoy