We were on the road by 6:50 am on Saturday, and in our house by 3:30pm. I was at the pool by 5! Jason fell asleep in my lap and it was heaven.
We had beautiful weather the entire week, although it was pretty hot there at the end.
The grocery store was 5 minutes away, rather than 25.
The house had a big beautiful pool that we all loved.
I didn't cook dinner ALL WEEK.
Jason woke up at 4:15am last Saturday with a slight fever & was out of sorts all week. Apparently I'm the only one he wants, and half the time he doesn't want me. Age 2 is approaching and I think he's sprouted another head.
We stayed in a different town this time, and it just didn't feel 'right'.
Mini-golf at the beach sucks. There is no good time to go, you either bake in the sun or get eaten alive by bugs at night. The courses are always terrible. No more beach mini-golf.
I managed to gain 2 lbs and 2% body fat. Beach houses do not have pantries so all the food ends up on the counter & you just snack all day long. Then your sister brings out the chips/queso/salsa/spinach dip. And you have 2+ glasses of wine each night after your stressful day. And Matt kindly purchases 3lbs of fudge (it was a deal!) after you purposefully stayed OUT of the fudge shop this trip because you can't help but eat it all.
I am embarrassed to take my kids out in public. We manage to cause a scene wherever we go. To all the people who say, 'It's alright, they're fine!' No, it isn't, and they are not. William is always 20 feet behind us (Matt says he takes 'half' steps instead of full ones); Evie is racing off ahead. Jason seems to constantly be throwing a fit these days. Sarah was fairly well behaved, all things considered. Really? It's the 4 of them combined that are doing me in.
We are seriously considering taking a break from the beach trip next year - which makes me cry when I think about not going. I really have mixed feelings at this point. We usually book a place sometime in January, so we have some time to think about it & see how things are going. Right now, I'm just very glad to be home and thankful we have no big travel plans anytime soon. Time to get back to a routine & hopefully enjoy the fall weather that's coming soon. In the meantime, I'll look at this picture and think about how wonderful our trip was - and all the frustration will fade from my memory. And I'll start thinking about next year! Maybe.