Back from vacation, even tho I wanted to splurge, it didn't happen. We spent most of the week at the timeshare and the kids chose free activities (4-5 different pools, games, movie nights, and picnics). One day at the mouse park. Cooked most meals as we had more time, but exchanged child care with friends and had a date night with DW. Everyone was happy with the vacation.
I accepted the opportunity at the mid-size bank, 5k sign on bonus, 5k bump in base, smaller bonus % but history of payout is at 100%. A few less PTO days but flexible if I need to start/leave early for my kids activities. (I networked with someone that worked for the new boss previously and confirmed it's not all talk). I will start in 2 - 3 weeks.
Current employer is sweetening the severance package by a few weeks as employees want actual notice of end date. This kinda blows my mind as I took it as notice once told jobs were eliminated, but the whining may translate to 3 - 4 extra weeks of pay. Notice to begin after internal interviews are completed. If I play this right, I might get a total of 5-6 months of pay. At this point, I'm not looking back, but playing nice.