This is a little too problem-free for my experience, but here's a blog, from Momsbestwisdom that talks about how a family with seven adult children handles the financing and management of a beach vacation together. The gist of what this mom has to say is this:
--Vacations are an important part of our yearly tradition. My husband, Patrick, has always held vacations as a family as an important and necessary event.
My hat is off to them if that beach vacation is as raucously happy as it sounds. Maybe the greater the number adult kids and grand kiddies in attendance, the easier it is: You can't focus on any one person's discomfort.
This next excerpt from a blog--by an adult child at an enfamille beach vacation--takes note of some of the roils behind the raucous good times:
know, no matter how much you love your family, it is inevitable that
there will be some level of stress when adult children spent a week
with their parents and their own children. No major drama though.
(Okay, there was some drama, who am I kidding? And I really tried to
stay out of anything and everything was just not any of my business.
And then I started to worry that I was becoming a hard and uncaring
person. So you see the Goddess Neurosis, she never deserts me.)
Anyhow, we are so lucky that my parents are able to make this happen, and am very aware that one never knows what the future will bring, so CARPE DIEM and all that.